This ca. 2000 Eastern European 7/8 flatback has a strong and projective orchestral voice, a good audition or performance choice for a college level student. Carpathian spruce top, Plain figure Carpathian maple back, sides, and neck, Individual asian import tuning machines, Ebony fittings all around, Pat McCarthy bridge, Graphite adjustable endpin, Lightly applied reddish-brown varnish finish, Currently strung with Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe strings for a strong and colorful orchestral voice.
Top length 44 3/4″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 15 7/8″, Lower bout width 27 1/2″, String length 40 3/4″. A very robust-voiced orchestra instrument for the student or community orchestra player. I have also had this bass successfully auditioned for jazz playing with Spirocore mitten strings. With cover.