ca. 1920s Czech 3/4 flatback

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This ca. 1920s Czech flatback bass is a particularly fine sounding jazz instrument. The medium-fine grain spruce top is a very nice specimen. The maple back and sides show some very light figuring and an exterior false button for a previous neck repair. The neck is beech and sports single unit hat peg tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle are all made of ebony. The Maple bridge has had delrin adjusters installed. The light weight ULSA endpin has a hollow aluminum shaft and an ebony collar. The setup with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi weich strings and an easy playing string height is ideal for professional level jazz playing.The dark red-brown oil varnish finish is in generally very nice condition. Dimensions are: Top length 43 1/4″, Upper bout width 20 3/4″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 5/8″, Rib depth at tail 8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 7/8″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/8″, String length 42 1/8″. This bass is a very rewarding jazz instrument suitable for professional level play. With cover.

$8,500