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Großbritannien (UK)
Veröffentlicht am: 15 Jul 2019

William Fletcher Darlington 1890

William Fletcher Darlington 1890, pic 1
William Fletcher Darlington 1890, pic 2
William Fletcher Darlington 1890, pic 3
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Preis: £12,000

An unusual looking example of an English 5/8 double bass made in Darlington in 1890 (labelled) by Wm Fletcher.
I believe William Fletcher to have been a skilled wood worker/craftsman but I don’t believe he has any connection with of any of the professional northern English double bass workshops and his approach to making a double bass seems to be influenced by many European styles and a few of his own.
It has a one-piece Poplar carved back, tightly flamed maple ribs and a nice quality carved spruce front.
I have been trying to find out more about this maker with no luck however, I believe it’s the only one in existence
Specs;
back length 106cm
string length 100cm
d-neck
rib depth 19cm (not including the front and back)
Smaller size instruments like this generally would be suitable as a chamber bass, solo bass, or for someone who is physically smaller but in this case I believe it has the depth of tone to work well in an orchestra too.
Certification: n/a
Seller:
N Berry






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