Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) - 1920's German Round Back (carved)
Upgrading work done in 1995 includes new ebony fingerboard, neck reset, and new bridge, all by David Gage. Appraised by Gage at $10,000. Lightly played and gigged since.
From David Gage appraisal:
"Good condition... The top is made of two pieces of varied grain spruce and is cut with gamba corners. The ribs and round back are made of well flamed mape. There are nine original maple cleats at the best centerseam."
"The purfling is three piece and wide in the French tradition. This bass, although German, has some French influences: wide endpin and neck blocks, wide linings and a long scroll. All the interior blocks are made of spruce."
"The varnish is original and is a brown spirit varnish over a yellow ground."
Loud, warm sound. Great jazz/bluegrass instrument.