1945-49 Andreas Morelli 3/4



This  ca. 1945-49 Andreas Morelli 3/4 carved back bass has a large orchestral voice. It has been used steadily since new and produces a rich, sonorous voice. The spruce top is well chosen, with good grain features. The back sides and neck are made from relatively plain figured maple. The single unit tuning machines have been well maintained and turn smoothly. The nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle are made from aged African ebony. The maple bridge was cut by the late Jon Peterson, who also maintained this bass for much of its recent history. The ULSA adjustable endpin works smoothly and securely. The finish and plate edges show signs of use and play wear. The oil varnish finish is a beautiful golden amber color. The current stringing is Thomastic Bel Canto.  The dimensions are: Top length 43 3/4″, Upper bout width 19 3/8″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 1/4″, Rib depth at tail 7 7/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 3/4″, Rib depth at neck 6 3/4″, String length 43 1/8″. The voice is richly detailed and has a strong presence in a section. With cover.