The bass that started it all. 50's era Fender Precisions set the standard for bass guitars, and the P-bass is still an industry standard.
1968 Hagstrom H8 Eight-String Bass Guitar
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Seventeenth-Century Italian Violin Pattern. The name of Antonio Stradivari and the date, 1737, both, written on the pattern, Have Been Attributed to the hand of Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio di Salabue (1744-1840), the Italian collector who obtenues it from Stradivari's son, Paolo.
School of Joachim Tielke: Division Viol (89.4.956) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This bass viol is the only instrument known to have been made by Martin Voigt of Hamburg. Voigt may have been a pupil of Joachim Thielke, who was Hamburg’s greatest luthier around 1700. This instrument is as beautifully decorated as any made by Thielke. The neck is decorated with four Greek gods and goddesses — Apollo, Venus, Mercury and Diana — inlaid in mother of pearl. In Greek myth Mercury was supposed to have invented the lyre, and Apollo excelled at playing it. The lyre was…