Xuechang Sun doublebasses come from three different small shops in China, with all quality control and design specifications controlled by the owner of the U.S. distributor in southern California. This consistently high quality line of instruments features primarily violin corner carved back instruments with high quality tops sourced from the former Soviet Union and fine Maples sourced primarily from China, but occasionally from eastern Europe. The lovely finishes range in color from dark brown, red or red-orange, to the amber-orange “cello finishes.
The Xuechang Sun doublebasses offer superior value in their various price range models of 120, 320, 420, 520, 920, Gofriller, and Amati models. I hand select each instrument at the warehouse with an inspection for wood quality and an all-important tap test for the top. Custom orders for five string models and other configurations and sizes are possible. The shop remains the only authorized dealer for Xuechang Sun basses distributed from the Chino warehouse of Century Strings, a former original partner with Eastman Strings