early 1950s Juzek 3/4 carved back


This ca. early 1950s “John Juzek” 3/4 carved back bass served as a touring jazz bass for several years. It received some performance upgrades at David Gage’s shop in the early 1990s that included a neck reset and a light top regraduation. The voice is solid and penetrating as a jazz instrument. The Spruce top plate shows moderate grain width and ha a rich tap tone. The lightly figured back and ribs are also of moderate density. The maple neck has gotten a new set of Rubner tuning machines in the late 1990s. The maple bridge has been fit with adjusters. The endpin is an ULSA unit with a 10 mm steel rod. The wine red varnish finish is typical of many easy 1950s “John Juzek” basses. The dimensions are: Top length 42 5/8″, Upper bout width 19″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 8″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 7/8″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 41 1/4″. The bass is a fine performance jazz instrument, with a strong and solid voice.

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