Circa 1870s German factory bass

Sale price Price $8,500.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

This is an old factory German Bass with a 42.5" string length. Fully carved, round back instrument with a profound voice. Recently repaired and put in excellent playing condition by luthier David Pope in Davenport, Iowa. The upper bouts have been cut down and you can see where the original real purfling ends and someone scribed a line to resemble purfling on the back. The result is a very petite upper bout profile with incredibly easy access to the upper register. Honestly one of the best jazz sounds I have heard in person. I'm not offering shipping at this time but my business is getting basses to players and I will deliver up to 250+ miles. Contact me to work out details.  Check the video below to hear a bit of the growl this jazz monster can produce!