2005 Martin Sheridan “Small Panormo” – Preview



This 2005 Martin Sheridan “Small Panormo” model is an updated version of the 1999 example that I sold a year ago. I like the presentation of the finish work and get a strong impression with tapping the top that that this will be a muscular, but easy playing member of a professional orchestra. The general weight of the bass quite reminds me of some of Barrie Kolstein’s work. The top plate is a 4-piece section of European spruce. The ribs and back plate are of stable season European maple. The European maple neck is of moderate density and it has received a new aged African ebony fingerboard. I am replacing the Rubner halfplate tuning machines with a new engraved set of them. The bridge blank will be a Despiau three trees  (top quality level) model. The antiqued finish was nicely applied.  Dimensions are: Top length 43 1/4″, Upper bout width 20 1/2″, Middle bout width 14 5/8″, Lower bout width 26 1/2″, Length of back including button 45 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 8″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 5/8″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 7/8″, Expected string length about 41 1/4″ – 41 1/2″. With heavy duty padded cover.