ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back



This consignment ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back (made by Hofner?) was used as an orchestral instrument at San Diego State University until purchased by the current owner. The bass sustained some injuries in its school life and was repaired locally. The top cracks and sound post patch were recently upgraded in a top-off repair and the finish was made more attractive with french polishing technique used on the spirit varnish. Spruce top, Maple back, sides, and neck, German tuning machines, Healthy ebony fingerboard, Maple bridge with added adjusters, German endpin, Spirit varnish finish, Strung with Bel Canto or a combination of Spirocore and Bel Canto strings.

Dimesnions are:
Top length 42 1/4″, Upper bout width 19n 1/4″, Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Depth at neck 6 7/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 1/8″, Depth at tail 8 1/2″, String Length 41 5/8″. This bass is especially useful as a light and responsive orchestral instrument, though it works fine for jazz playing as well. With cover.