Early 1920s Andreas Morelli 3/4

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This lovely consignment 1920s “Andreas Morelli” model was built in the Karl Hermann shop for distribution by Pfretschner in the U.S.A., with most of the antiquing and simulated wear done at the factory as a new instrument. ┬áThe very high quality of the woods and the workmanship make it a superb example of an early 20th century german shop instrument. The spruce is of fine, even grain with no defects. The beautifully flame figured maple neck, back, and sides are very high quality as well. Halfplate Rubner tuners and ebony fittings all the way around. The lightly applied amber varnish was “antiqued” when brand new to give the appearance of an older instrument. The italian style modeling is gorgeous. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20 1/4″, Middle bout width 14 3/4″, Lower bout width 26″, Depth at neck, 6 5/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, String length 42 3/4″. The bridge and maintenance were by Pat McCarthy. Currently strung with Flexocore strings, this bass is a fine orchestral instrument in this price range. Surprisingly, it also has a great response as a jazz instrument when strung with Evah Pirazzi or Spirocore mittel strings. With cover.

 

Price: $14,500