ca. 1930 Czech 3/4 carved back ex- Mel Graves


IMG_1792 IMG_1793 IMG_1795 IMG_1796 IMG_1797 IMG_1798 IMG_1799 IMG_1800 IMG_1801 IMG_1802 IMG_1803 IMG_1804 IMG_1805 IMG_1806 IMG_1807 IMG_1808This magnificent sounding consignment 1930s Czech carved back ¬†instrument comes back to the shop after a 3 year detour in Seattle as an orchestral instrument. I think of it a little more as a great jazz instrument, having been used successfully in professional stage and recording settings by famed player Mel Graves. Plain maple back and sides, Fine to medium grain width spruce top, Beech neck, Single unit hat peg tuners, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, German aluminum pin endpin, French bridge with adjusters added, leather bumpers added to treble side edges, light amber varnish finish. Dimensions are: Top length 41 7/8″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 25 5/8″, Depth at tail 8 1/4″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 1/8″, Depth at neck 6 3/4″, String length 42 1/4″. Some top repairs and a fair amount of restorative finish work. The voice is spectacular for jazz play, combining a complex midrange with a solid and resonant bass all the way to the bottom E note. Currently strung with Spriocore mittel strings, the easy playing setup is quite comfortable. With cover.

Price: Sold