ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back


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This consignment ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back is an excellent example of the kind of light, but solid build from that period that results in an expressive voice with a strong presence. Though used primarily as a professional level jazz performance instrument for the last 10 years, this bass would also make a wonderful orchestral instrument. Medium grain Spruce top, Flame figured back, sides, and neck, Brass halfplate tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, French maple bridge with Full Circle pickup installed, German 10 mm adjustable endpin, Reddish orange oil varnish finish, currently strung with Evah Pirazzi weich strings for jazz performance. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/8″, Upper bout width 20 1/4″, Middle bout width 14 3/4″, Lower bout width 25 1/8″, Depth at neck 8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8″, Depth at tail 8 1/4″, String length 41 1/2″. All crack repairs and maintenance performed by Allan Droyan and Michael Olivola. This bass is an easy playing instrument with an especially expressive quality to the voice, whether used for professional level jazz playing or for orchestral performance. With cover.

Price: $11,500