1962 Benedikt Lang 7/8 carved back



This magnificent sounding 1962 Benedikt Lang 7/8 carved back bass has undergone some performance enhancement procedures  and had a Jason Brown C extension installed to bring it to a fully professional level of orchestral performance. The top received a much needed regraduation and bass bar remodeling. The neck was reset with a resulting contemporary overstand height and efficient final bridge height. Jason Brown fabricated and installed one of his custom C extensions to make use of the profound presence lowest notes. The materials are quite nice. The even grain top has a strong voice and colorful tap tone. The moderately flame figured maple back, sides and neck is of medium density and has a quick and colorful tap tone quality. The replacement aged African ebony fingerboard imparts a solid tonal quality to the voice and a comfortable profile in the left hand.  The Rubner tuning machines have been well maintained and turn smoothly. The moderately dense maple bridge has a colorful tap tone and a final height of 7 3/8″ (18.7 cm). The Boyd Poulson steel rod adjustable endpin is also in fine condition. The amber-orange varnish finish was lightly applied and remains in fine condition. The generous dimensions are: Top length 45 1/4″ (114.9 cm), Upper bout width 20 1/2″ (52.1 cm), Middle bout width 15 5/8″ (39.7 cm), Lower bout width 27 1/8″ (68.9 cm), Length of back including button 46 1/2″ (118.1 cm), Rib depth at tail 8 1/4″ (20.6 cm), Rib depth at upper bout crease 8″ (20.3 cm), Rib depth at neck joint 6 3/4″ (17.1 cm), String length 43 3/4″ (111.1 cm). The Pirastro Permanent strings give the arco voice a strong and tonally centered quality. This bass is a fine professional level orchestral performance bass for a larger player. With cover.