mid-19th century German 3/4 carved back

This amazing instrument appears to be a mid-19th century German carved back 3/4 bass with a replacement neck. It is one of the finest combination pizz-arco instruments that we have ever had in the shop. Spectacular fine grain spruce top, Flame figured back and sides, Replacement neck (ca. 1900 Czech?) with carved woman’s head, floral motif on the rear of the pegbox, and a very modern higher overstand, ca. 1900 German brass half plate tuners, Recent ebony fingerboard, carved rosewood tailpiece, Carbon fiber endpin, Bridge with adjusters fitted, Orange-brown varnish on the body, Orange finish on the neck. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/2″, Upper bout width 20 1/2″, Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout width 25 1/4″, Depth at neck 6 5/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8″, Depth at tail 8 1/8″. Other interesting features are: Long maple bumpers on both treble and bass sides of the upper and lower bouts, Deep crease in the upper bout back for playing comfort, and the ersatz Claude Boivin 1750s label, most likely made 75-100 years ago. There is a large Chuck Traeger repair label inside, so I would expect that much of the neck or finish work was performed by him in years past. This bass has a spectacularly complex and even arco voice, very much a professional level instrument for section or melody work. With cover.

Price: Sold