Though incorrectly identified by the nice folks at Lemur Music as being itlian, this consignment unlabeled southern Tyrolian 3/4 flatback bass dates from about 1910 and rewards the player with a deeply lush voice, whether played with fingers or with a bow. Four piece spruce top, Lightly figured maple back and sides, Maple neck, Halfplate hat peg tuners, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, Maple bridge with added Full Circle pickup, German aluminum pin endpin, Dark red oil varnish finish, Maintenance and repair over the last couple of decades by Allan Droyan and Michael Olivola.
Top length 42 1/4″, Upper bout width 20 3/4″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 3/8″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 1/4″, Depth at neck joint 6 1/4″, String length 41 3/8″.
Though primarily used for jazz in the last couple of decades, this bass would make a superlative orchestral instrument if fitted with a new bridge without the Full Circle pickup. A very nice performance instrument. With cover.