1930 Alcoa 3/4 aluminum bass



This ca. 1930 Alcoa aluminum bass, serial number 126, is in fine working condition and has a bold voice with a bow. The tailpiece and adjustable endpin are likely replacement parts. The adjustable bridge was made about 15 years ago. The tuning machines are remarkably clean and turn easily. The top, back, sides and neck are all fashioned from aluminum. The fingerboard and internal bass bar are the wooden parts. Some of the faux wood grain paint was been worn, especially on the back of the neck and the edges. Dimensions are: Top length 43 1/4″, Upper bout width 20 1/2″ Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout width 26 1/4″, Rib depth at tail 7 1/2″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/8″, Rib depth at neck 5 1/2″, String length 42 3/8″. The bass has been used with a variety of strings, most recently Obligato or Evah Pirazzi weich. The best use of this bass is with a bow. With padded cover.