ca. 1890 Bohemian large 3/4 flatback


IMG_1809 IMG_1810 IMG_1811 IMG_1812 IMG_1813 IMG_1814 IMG_1815 IMG_1816 IMG_1817 IMG_1818 IMG_1819 IMG_1820 IMG_1821 IMG_1822 IMG_1823 IMG_1824 IMG_1825This consigned 1890s Bohemian (Czech) large 3/4 flatback comes to us in good health, with a lot of restorative work done by Bill Merchant. The voice is large and full, making it an especially effective old style jazz bass. Figured maple back, sides, and neck, Medium grain width spruce top, Halfplate hat peg tuners, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, old ebonized tailpiece, German 10 mm steel rod endpin, Beautiful red-brown varnish finish. Dimensions are: Top length 42 3/4″, Upper bout width 20 5/8″, Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout width 25″, Depth at tail 8 1/2″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 1/4″, Depth at neck 6 1/2″, String length 42 1/4″. Repairs to sides and back, leather numbers added to treble side corners. The voice is profoundly rich and penetrating. This instrument is equally at home in jazz or orchestral settings. A very fine playing bass. With cover.

Price: Sold