1926 Otto Rubner gamba shape 3/4 carved back

An especially fine sounding example of Otto Rubner’s early work. Josef Rubner (1864-1927) Started the Markneukirchen family bass making business and was best known for his large orchestral basses. Otto Rubner (1885-1963) built this modern shaped 3/4 size instrument with sloping shoulders in the family shop a year before taking over the business upon the death of his father in 1927. Mildly flame figured maple back and sides, Scroll grafted flame figured Maple neck, Individual french style tuners, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Dyed hardwood tailpiece, New Maple bridge with adjusters, Gotz aluminum shaft endpin. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 19″, Middle bout width 14 3/8″, Lower bout width 25 7/8″, Depth at tail 8 1/2″, Depth at upper bout bend 8 3/8″, Depth at neck 6 3/4″, String length 42 1/8″. Old repairs include crack repairs, some finish repair at the edges, and the scroll graft. Recent procedures include: Neck reset (with the new shorter mensure), new fingerboard, and the endpin and tailpiece installations. The bridge and final setup were performed by Mike Olivola. This bass responds easily to a bow with a very colorful and complete mature voice that is quite expressive all the way through the upper registers. It’s also a good pizz instrument with Spirocore mittel guage strings. A very nice old handmade bass brought into modern playing specifications. With cover.

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