Instrument Sale

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Posted: 03 Apr 2022

Double Bass:

Unknown (German? Hungarian?) 5 string bass

Unknown (German? Hungarian?) 5 string bass, pic 1
Unknown (German? Hungarian?) 5 string bass, pic 2
Unknown (German? Hungarian?) 5 string bass, pic 3
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Price: £7000 sold
***SOLD*** (possibly German or Hungarian?). Lovely even straight grain spruce top. Fully carved maple swell back, maple ribs and neck. No open seams or splits and has been looked after by 2 of the best Luthiers in the UK.
Neck replaced and top removed, regraded and reduced in thickness, new bass bar. All work done by Roger Dawson (at a cost of £3500 in 2008).
New adjustable bridge and soundpost plus recent setup. Gorgeous dead straight ebony fingerboard with discreet markers. The bridge has been profiled correctly giving plenty of bow clearance. Fitted with mini ebony edge protector blocks.
Beautiful purfling. Large scroll. Ebony "harp" style tail piece.
Neck stable, no movement and stays in tune.
Focused, projecting clear tone plus a huge sounding B string (a real cello scarer!) plus a G string that really sings.
Very playable 105cm string stop.
5 figured and decorative smooth and stable brass machine tuners with brass shafts and caps.
More info and pics can be suppl
Graham Tuck

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