2019 New Standard 3/4

2019 New Standard 3/4

This 2019 New Standard  Brandenburg model  (499) is an especially fine orchestral instrument, although it has a large jazz presence when strung with Spirocore mittel strings. Made of German woods and finished in oil varnish by Will DeSola, this bass would be a fine professional grade addition to any regional orchestra. Four piece German spruce… Continue reading 2019 New Standard 3/4

2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

The after this photo set was taken, I had the top, G side waist, and bridge professionally cleaned of rosin buildup. ___________________________________ This spectacular 2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass is a fine reproduction of the qualities of European build of the 1920s, including moderate build weight, an Eb neck, and especially nice sounding wood… Continue reading 2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

ca. 1960s German 3/4 arco rental w/ C extension

ca. 1960s German 3/4 arco rental w/ C extension

This ca. 1960s 3/4 German carved back bass came to me with an older non-professional refinish, so it seemed ideal to be part of my stable of rental jazz basses. After a neck reset, new fingerboard, new tuning machines, new bridge, and a New Harmony endpin, it was more likely that this rich-voiced bass is… Continue reading ca. 1960s German 3/4 arco rental w/ C extension

ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

I have known this ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 size violin-cornered carved back bass for nearly 30 years. In that time it has had a long and productive recording and performance career with noted jazz, folk, and classical soloist, Jim Kerwin. This instrument has been very well cared for and maintained regularly in that time by… Continue reading ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

ca. 1850 French large modified 3/4 carved back

ca. 1850 French large modified 3/4 carved back

This solid performing ca. 1840s large modified French 3/4 she carved back bass has been used consistently for 40 years by the consigning owner in orchestras, particularly in Seattle. The bass has a large, rich voice that is nearly accessed with the current stringing of Permanent E and Bel Canto A, D, G. The bass… Continue reading ca. 1850 French large modified 3/4 carved back

1920s German 7/8 violin corner carved back

1920s German 7/8 violin corner carved back

This consignment 1920s German 7/8 carved back bass has a very strong voice for both jazz and orchestral settings. Improvements and setup refinements over the years make this instrument quite player-friendly. The spruce top possesses narrow and even grain with a clean and clear lack of figuring.  The lightly flame-figured maple back, sides, and neck… Continue reading 1920s German 7/8 violin corner carved back

ca. 1930s German 3/4 carved back

ca. 1930s German 3/4 carved back

This ca. 1930s German 3/4 carved back bass represents a wonderful marriage of good materials, especially the top wood, and our full suite of performance upgrades that include: Neck reset, Top regraduation, New African Ebony fingerboard, and New Bridge. This bass is a very fine combination jazz and orchestral instrument, currently strung with Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe… Continue reading ca. 1930s German 3/4 carved back

ca. 1900 German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension

ca. 1900  German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension

 TEMPORARY PHOTO SET 1938 band photo  “Pee Wee” mid-1930s publicity photo Like a schoolboy would, Pee Wee carved his name into the G side near the neck joint!   This ca. 1900 German 7/8 carved back features beautiful woods and a very large, projective voice with a very playable string length of 41 7/8″ (106.3 cm). The… Continue reading ca. 1900 German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension