ca. 1900 German 3/4 carved back “Klotz”

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This consignment German 3/4 carved back bass was built between 1890 and 1910 and comes to the shop in a nice state of preservation and a few small crack repairs. The trade label inside reading “Aedigus Klotz 1799″ really says nothing about the real maker or the time period that it was built. The consigning owner has used it in classical music setting for the last 30 years. Medium grain spruce top, Plain figure Maple back, sides, and neck, Original hatpeg tuners with brass handle veneers, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece saddle, and German style tailpiece, Panpi bridge with adjusters and Full Circle pickup, Aluminum pin adjustable endpin, Medium brown oil varnish finish, Mixed set of Obligato and Flexocore strings. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 42 3/4″, Upper bout width 20 3/4″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Depth at tail 8″, Depth at Upper bout corner 7 7/8″, Depth at neck 6″, String length 42 7/8″. A fine responsive arco instrument from the turn of the last century. With Mooradian cover.

Price: $12,500