1985 Wilfer 3/4 carved back (Model 11)




This 33 year old Wilfer 3/4 carved back has been cared for to a remarkable degree. The very attractive surface quality and mild to medium figure in the maple might correspond to a current model 11. The top has medium grain at the center, transitioning into very evenly spaced fine grain at the edges. The maple back, sides, and neck are free from any defects and have a mild to medium flame figure. The chrome halfplate Rubner tuners have not been used much and turn very freely. The ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece and tailpiece saddle are of consistently high quality. The upgraded endpin is a new one from Gotz that features brass fittings on an ebony collar and a standard 10 mm steel rod. The new french bridge with fitted adjusters are a nice upgrade from the original slightly warped bridge. The dark brown varnish is in great shape, with only a very few small bumps here and there and virtually no playing use wear. The current strings are Thomastik Superflexible for versatile use in both pizz and arco settings.

Top length 42 5/8″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 5/8″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at neck 6 7/8″, String length 41″.

This bass plays very easily and responds well to pizz or arco playing. With a less expensive and sort of tight cover. I would suggest an upgrade cover and we have several options available.