Early 20th Century Bohemian or German 3/4 Gamba Flatback

This professional grade German or Bohemian late 3/4 flatback is somewhat of a mystery. It has elements in the build style that seem to come from the mid-19th century and many that indicate a ca. 1900 build. It has a huge voice, aided with a comprehensive setup and C extension by Pat McCarthy. The top and corpus appear to be an earlier bohemian, with a relatively high arch and a tenon style neck joint. The neck may be constructed from other instruments originating in the ca. 1900 time frame. The voice is absolutely huge for this size. Medium grain spruce top, unfired maple back and sides, Maple neck, single unit french style gears ca. 1910, Pat McCarthy C extension, Nice healthy Ebony fingerboard, Aubert De Luxe bridge with adjusters made by Pat McCarthy, Boys Poulson custom endpin, Nearly black oil varnish finish. Dimensions are: Top length 44 1/8″, Upper bout width 20 1/8″, Middle bout width 13 5/8″, Lower bout width 26 1/8″, String length 41 7/8″. This bass would perform well in the section of any professional orchestra. With cover.

Price: $22,500