1950s German large 3/4 carved back w/ Jason Brown C ext

1950s German large 3/4 carved back w/ Jason Brown C ext

This trade-in 1950s German large 3/4 pattern carved back bass was built on the pattern of many German factory basses from the 1920s and 1930s. The woods were well chosen and feature a German spruce top with well defined grain lines and moderately flame figured German Maple back, sides and neck. The instrument was successfully… Continue reading 1950s German large 3/4 carved back w/ Jason Brown C ext

1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback

1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback

This magnificent 1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback model is equipped with a Stenholm fingered C extension and ably served for many years in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In a fine state of preservation, the original varnish is largely intact, there are few repaired cracks, and little wear shows ┬áto claim the many years of professional… Continue reading 1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback

New Xuechang Sun 925 Gofriller 7/8 carved back

New Xuechang Sun 925 Gofriller 7/8 carved back

This new Xuechang Sun 925 Gofriller model is an excellent example of this orchestral model. The upgrade features going from the closely related 920 model are the highest level of flame figured maple available and the lightly applied antiqued amber “cello style” oil varnish used. This bass has a large and solid presence in an… Continue reading New Xuechang Sun 925 Gofriller 7/8 carved back

ca. 1830 Arienti large 5/8 flatback

ca. 1830 Arienti large 5/8 flatback

This consignment ca. 1830 Arienti large 5/8 flatback bass is owned and was played professionally all over northern Italy. It was restored about 15 years ago in Milan by a luthier who has studied the basses of this maker and it took nearly 2 years to complete. Though made of comparatively humble materials, this master… Continue reading ca. 1830 Arienti large 5/8 flatback

2000 customized Kolstein Fendt

2000 customized Kolstein Fendt

This trade-in customized Kolstein Fendt model is a 7/8 Willow flatback that has had many performance upgrades over the 18 years that the first owner used it professionally since college days. Fine to medium grain carpathian spruce top, slab cut will back and sides, carpathian maple neck ebony fittings. The owner eventually replaced all the… Continue reading 2000 customized Kolstein Fendt

ca. 1895 Eastern European 7/8 flatback

ca. 1895 Eastern European 7/8 flatback

This consignment ca. 1895 Eastern European 7/8 flatback has been used most recently to play early music and in chamber orchestras. The spruce top is 4 pieces with additional wings at the lower bout edges. The very lightly figured maple back and sides are of generous dimensions, giving the feel a strong solidity. The original… Continue reading ca. 1895 Eastern European 7/8 flatback