ca. 1910 “Harwood”

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This early 20th century “Harwood” model is a prime example of the fine german shop workmanship and top flight materials available from some of the best of the Chicago area distributors a century ago. With lovely woods, this bass has a forceful and colorful voice. This instrument remained with the original purchasing family and was very well cared for. A recent restoration by our favorite Berkeley bass luthier has put this bass into top contemporary playing condition. Birdseye and flame figure maple back, sides, and neck, High quality spruce top with the fine grain at the center, Deluxe engraved brass halfplate tuners, New ebony fittings, Deluxe 10 mm steel rod endpin, Aubert De Luxe bridge, Lightly applied amber-brown oil varnish finish. Dimensions are: Top length 42″, Upper bout width 20 5/8″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Depth at tail 8 1/2″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at neck 6 1/2″, String length 42 1/4″. The restoration work included top crack repairs, a slight top regraduation (revoicing), A neck reset, a new african ebony fingerboard, and an Aubert De Luxe bridge with a new 6 7/8″ height above the table. A nice pizz bass as well, this instrument performs at an even higher level as arco instrument with a colorful and complex voice. With cover.

Price: $14,500