ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back

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This consignment ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back bass is set up for traditional orchestral playing and has a solid low end voice that works well for section playing. There is no brand label inside, but the squarish heel shape neck carving and the tuner construction reminds me of Saumer instruments that have passed through the shop. Medium grain spruce top, Lightly flame figured maple neck, back, and sides, Brass halfplate tuners, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, 10 mm steel rod endpin, German maple bridge with adjusters added, Golden brown spirit varnish finish, Currently strung with Evah Pirazzi orchestral gauge strings. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 26″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 7/8″, Depth at neck 6 3/4″, String length 41 5/8″. Solidly constructed, this instrument yields a good arco section voice with the current setup. If this instrument was upgraded with a new fingerboard and more modern setup, a more sophisticated contemporary function in arco or pizz applications could be attained. With cover.

Price: $4,950