Archive for November, 2012

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2003 Barrie Kolstein Lorenzo Carcassi model

This great orchestral doublebass was made by Barrie Kolstein for exhibition at the 2003 ISB convention in Richmond, VA. The consigning owner recently moved to […]

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1999 Dominic Zuchowicz 7/8 “Montagnana” model

Another great doublebass from celebrated Ottowa viol maker, Dominic Zuchowicz. I had this bass made for me during the wild days of the “dotcom” boom […]

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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 […]

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ca. 1840 French 7/8 carved back

According to Jon Peterson, this unlableled fine orchestra bass originates from Paris, rather than Mirecourt, most probably made 1835-50. The modified cello form was used […]