Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) - Fine Early 20th Century German Bass
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This is an early 20th century German Double Bass I am offering for sale. Recently extensively restored by the shop of Barrie Kolstein in New York, this instrument has a powerful, even, clear, classic German sound and is and easy to control. The string length is 41 1/2". It is fully carved and has a round back.
I have played this instrument in major symphony orchestras around the country, as well as in chamber groups. As a jazz bass, it would need amplification in only the largest of rooms and has already been heard in many venerable jazz venues.
It is offered for a price below its appraised value, $12,500
Currently the instrument is located in Elizabethtown, PA at Shanks Strings . Please give them a call to arrange an appointment to see this instrument. Ask for Mike and tell him you're interested in David Sheets' bass. Thank you for your interest.