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5-String Double Bass by Neuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald anno 1880

5-String Double Bass by Neuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald anno 1880

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This instrument was made for the Neuner & Hornsteiner company in 1880. Although we do not know the actual makers name it is very near in quality to the work of Ferdinand Seitz, the renowned Mittenwald bass maker, who we know produced instruments for the N&H company. 

 

The quality of sound is simply awesome. There are huge “octobass” like sounds which can only be described as glorious and reverent. There is plenty of volume and the tone is rather like a fine red wine, mature and full-bodied.

 

With volume and tonal qualities at the very highest level, this instrument will help establish and elevate the foundational or core-sound of any orchestral or opera orchestra.

A truly magnificent five-string instrument in exceptional condition. 

Stats:

LOB (length of back) - 117.4cm (46.20in)
Width across upper bouts - 54.7cm (21.50in)
Width across middle bouts - 40.7cm (16.0in)
Width across lower bouts - 73.0cm (28.75in)
Depth of lower ribs inc both plates- 22.6cm (8.85in)
Body Stop - 61.3cm (24.15in)
String length - 106.8cm (42.0in)