German Double Bass circa 1910
A great many instruments of this type and quality have had a particularly hard life. This one however is overall, in pretty decent shape. We particularly like the fact that the instrument still retains its original light-brown spirit-varnish and has a nice slim feel neck that produces a “D” opposite the neck angle.
The instrument produces a really beautiful warm, tonally rich sound which the jazzers amongst you call warm-ploppy-smoky with lots of colours.
LOB (length of back) - 108.0cm (42.50in)
Width across upper bouts - 52.1cm (20.50in)
Width across middle bouts - 37.0cm (14.52in)
Width across lower bouts - 63.6cm (25.10in)
Depth of lower ribs inc both plates - 20.4cm (8.23in)
Body stop - 59.3cm (23.27in)
String length - 107.1cm (42.20in)
Reference number #2800