ca. 1930s German 3/4 flatback




This jazz and folk veteran ca. 1930s German flatback bass has seen a lot of stage use over the decades and at one point was stripped and refinished in amber lacquer. The voice is free and nimble, a good choice for the gigging jazz player. Medium-fine grain spruce top, Mildly flame figured maple back and sides, Beech neck, Brass halfplate hat peg tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized tailpiece, Recently made new maple bridge with added adjusters, Older aluminum collar type adjustable endpins, Strung with Spirocore mittel strings.

Dimensions are:
Top length 41 3/4″, Upper bout width 20 5/8″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 3/8″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/8″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 8 1/8″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 40 3/4″. With light cover.