1966 Roth 3/4 Hybrid Revoiced

This rich and full sounding bass has had a great deal of work to make it play well and to sound like a 1930s era instrument. The back and sides are flame figured laminated maple. The beautiful maple neck is very well flame figured for an instrument of this type. The spruce top is especially nice for a factory hybrid, fine even grain out through most of the F-hole width and then getting wider to the edges.Engraved brass halfplate tuners and the Hill style ebony tailpiece are original to this bass. A later aluminum endpin and the new bridge are upgrades. Mike Olivola performed a neck reset, giving much more angle for the bridge height of 7″ and a contemporary overstand height. Allan Droyan regraduated (revoiced) the top and reglued and cleated the older cracks. I recently had the fingerboard scoop, bridge fit, and soundpost refined for better playability and sound. Dimensions are: Top length 42 5/8″, Upper bout width 19 1/4″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 5/8″, Depth at neck 6 7/8″, Depth at upper bout bend 8 5/8″, Depth at tail 8 5/8″, String length 41 1/2″. This bass has a loud and full voice, much like a 1930s era instrument. The recent setup refinements make this instrument play very easily.

Price: Sold