1905 German 7/8 flatback

This early 20th century German bass has been a rewarding conversion from the original blockless configuration. The voice is large and open, the feel very easy for a bass with this string length. Plain Maple back and sides, Fine to medium grain Spruce top, Beech neck with large scroll and beautiful ray flecking patterns, Single unit hatpeg tuners in excellent health, New Ebony nut, fingerboard and tailpiece, Adjustable Aubert Luxe bridge, 10 mm steel rod endpin, Lightly applied medium brown varnish over a lither ground coat. Dimensions are: Top length 43 1/2″, Upper bout width 21 1/2″, Middle bout width 15 1/8″, Lower bout width 26 1/2″, Depth at neck 8 1/8″, Depth at upper bout angle bend 8 7/8″, Depth at tail 9″, String length 42 5/8″. Allan Droyan removed and revoiced the thick top to more standard 19th century thicknesses. After installing a true neck block, Allan set the neck to a nice compromise

position, giving a comfortable overstand, good angle for bridge height, and comfortable string length. The final setup was performed for combination pizz and arco play. What impresses me most about this tonally balanced large-voiced bass is the light and easy approach that can be used to coax the voice to speak in a profound way. A pleasure to play. With cover.

Price: $9,500