ca. 1890s Bohemian Flatback

ca. 1890s Bohemian Flatback

This consignment ca. 1890s bohemian flatback has a large orchestral presence and an easy playing string length. The many accumulated repairs over the years have been well tended to, most recently by Nathaniel Rich. The medium to wide grain width spruce top features good modeling, beautifully cut F-holes, and double layer purfling. The lightly figured… Continue reading ca. 1890s Bohemian Flatback

ca. 1910 southern Tyrolian 3/4 flatback

ca. 1910 southern Tyrolian 3/4 flatback

Though incorrectly identified by the nice folks at Lemur Music as being itlian, this consignment unlabeled southern Tyrolian 3/4 flatback bass dates from about 1910 and rewards the player with a deeply lush voice, whether played with fingers or with a bow. Four piece spruce top, Lightly figured maple back and sides, Maple neck, Halfplate… Continue reading ca. 1910 southern Tyrolian 3/4 flatback

ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back

ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back

This consignment ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back is an excellent example of the kind of light, but solid build from that period that results in an expressive voice with a strong presence. Though used primarily as a professional level jazz performance instrument for the last 10 years, this bass would also make a wonderful… Continue reading ca. 1890 Tyrolean 3/4 carved back

1963 Pollman small 7/8 carved back 5 string

This gorgeous 5 string Pollman from 1963 has the choicest woods and special carving that really set it apart from the rest of the field. Lovely even grain spruce top with very bold winter grain lines. Spectacular flame figured Maple back, sides, and neck. Nickel plated single unit inlaid french style tuners. Top grade ebony… Continue reading 1963 Pollman small 7/8 carved back 5 string

2003 Barrie Kolstein Lorenzo Carcassi model

This great orchestral doublebass was made by Barrie Kolstein for exhibition at the 2003 ISB convention in Richmond, VA. The consigning owner recently moved to the east cost and very reluctantly leaves this bass behind. Willow back and sides, Slab cut Fir two piece top, Flatback, Maple neck with large italianate scroll, Heavy brass single… Continue reading 2003 Barrie Kolstein Lorenzo Carcassi model