ca. 1890s Bohemian Flatback




This consignment ca. 1890s bohemian flatback has a large orchestral presence and an easy playing string length. The many accumulated repairs over the years have been well tended to, most recently by Nathaniel Rich. The medium to wide grain width spruce top features good modeling, beautifully cut F-holes, and double layer purfling. The lightly figured maple back and sides feature a typical “figure 8” outline and solid dimensioning for a large voice. The original large beech pegbox and scroll were retained with a maple scroll graft. An old set of brass hat peg tuners were attached with brass side plates. A new ebony fingerboard and bridge complete the restoration work. Ebony tailpiece,   Older aluminum pin adjustable endpin, strung with Evah Pirazzi orchestral strings.

Dimensions are:
Top length 42″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 26″, Depth at neck 7″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at tail 8 5/8″, String length 42 1/8″. This bass has a well developed orchestral voice and is very satisfying to play. With old thick fabric cover.