New, New Standard Cleveland all-laminated

This all-laminated version of the New Standard Cleveland model is my first example with a custom neck set (7″ bridge height) and golden-amber varnish finish, my personal first complete finish job on one of these. All work was done locally here in northern California. The Cleveland model is a wonderful 42″ string length update of the popular and rare “American Standard” basses made by the H. N. White company from the 1930s through 1965. The larger upper bout and wide middle bout give this instrument a large voice with a low tonal center. Spruce laminate top, Maple laminate back and sides, maple neck, gold Rubner single unit “hatpeg” tuners with ebony posts, Ebony fingerboard and Hill style tailpiece, Aubert bridge with adjusters added as part of a comprehensive setup, aluminum pin Gotz endpin, vintage style golden-amber oil varnish reminiscent of the old Epiphone basses of the 1940s. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/2″, Upper bout width 20 7/8″, Middle bout width 15 7/8″, Lower bout width 25 ¬†7/8″, ¬†Depth at neck 6 5/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8″, Depth at tail 8 1/4″, String length 42 1/8″. Compared to standard versions of this model that I have played, this instrument has increased volume and a much deeper tone on the bottom strings. An excellent performance bass with the strength and tonal depth of a carved instrument combined with the durability of an all-laminated bass. With cover.

Price: Sold