Postwar German 3/4 carved back performance enhancements


IMG_0631 IMG_0632 IMG_0633 IMG_0634 IMG_0635 IMG_0636 IMG_0637 IMG_0638 IMG_0639 IMG_0640 IMG_0641 IMG_0642 IMG_0643 IMG_0644 IMG_0645 IMG_0646 IMG_0647This postwar german 3/4 carved back bass has recently undergone a thorough top-off reconditioning and received a neck reset and top regraduation as significant performance enhancements to give it the resonance and tone of a 1920s german bass with a much more modern sub-42″ string length. The neck reset and new thicker fingerboard have given this bass a dramatically improved working bridge height of 7 1/8″. Well chosen spruce top with fine grain at the center, mildly flame figured maple back, sides, and neck, Brass halfplate tuners, New ebony nut and fingerboard, Ebony tailpiece and tailpiece saddle, New Aubert De Luxe bridge with adjusters, New 10 mm steel rod endpin, medium brown varnish finish, currently strung with Spirocore mittel strings. Dimensions are: Top length 41 7/8″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 26 1/4″, Depth at tail 8 1/2, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at neck 7 1/8″, String length 41 3/4″. The neck profile is a very solidly comfortable medium shape, in stark contrast to the rather slim shape that most german makers developed in the mid-1960s through the 1990s for the high school student market. Very much a professional grade performance bass now, this instrument is a working testimony to the exceptional work that comes from our allied team of shop trained luthiers. The jazz pizz voice is bold, colorful, and even. The arco voice has far more depth and projection than would be thought possible in a standard 3/4 size instrument of this kind of shop style origin. Superb performance and an outstanding value in this price range. With cover.

Price: SOLD