Instrument Sale

United States
United States
Posted: 18 Nov 2022

Double Bass:

Hawkes & Son, London, Panormo Model

Price: $50000
The Hawkes Panormo, was the top of the range double bass made by the Hawkes company between the late 1880s and mid 1930s. They were handmade by English craftsmen and have become highly sought after.

This instrument manufactured by Hawkes & Son, London in 1914 is in excellent condition with only one repair to the lower table and a couple of minor repairs similarly placed. The golden brown varnish over well figured wood is attractively worn by previous owners.
The letter “H” at the top of the back and the engraved wording “Hawkes & Son, London” on the brass scroll plates are distinctive features of these fine instruments.

This bass has been brought into full playing order by luthier Martyn Bailey.
C extension was made by luthier Mike Shank.

Length of Back 113cm. String Length 105cm
Certification: n/a
David Segal

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