Virgilio Calini Double Bass, Napoca, Romania 2004



This beautifully crafted Virgilio Calini double bass features a flamed maple back and sides and an elegant violin cornered pattern with unique carving. Fully gated C-Extension.

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Virgilio Calini double bass, Napoca, Romania  2004

This Virgilio Calini double bass features prime flamed maple back and sides and an elegant violin cornered pattern. Striking ornate carvings adorns the unique scroll. The fully-gated C-extension is made by Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand.

Napoca, a city in northwestern Romania, is the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region, and home to many violinmakers.  The city has strong Roman ties historically as Romania was a Roman conquest.

There is some internet writing alluding to Virgilio Calini being a Cremonese-trained luthier by the name of Vittorio Callini working with extraordinary woods from Romania’s Karpaten Region.



  • Upper Bout:  20.5″
  • Center Bout:  15.5″
  • Lower Bout:  27″
  • Rib Depth:  7.25-9″
  • Length of Body:  45.5″
  • String Length: 42″
  • Weight: 26 lbs

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