Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) - Vintage American plywood & bow
Leaving the country so I'm selling some of my gear.
Vintage American plywood bass in excellent condition, 3/4 size, labeled "Arnold Bass, No 8 1945?, Jamaica Plain, Mass." (there's a light scribble mark on the 5) Upper bout 19", lower 25 1/2", back 42", string length 40 1/2." Top is thin, 3-ply mahogany w. Adjustable bridge.
The bass has a fat thumpy sound - I use gut Labellas, and use it for roots blues & jazz, often times with no amplification and it still cuts through. It's shape is reminiscent of an American Standard.
Everything, varnish, gears, is original. When I got it, I put a modern endpin - the original one looked like a wooden stool leg. Also a new ebony fingerboard - the old rosewood one had gut string grooves in "money" position. $2400 US.
Pernambuco German bow stamped Alfred Knoll, 27" or 70 cm. excellent condition, quite light: $ 600 US.
Located in Montreal, Quebec. More bass & bow pics available on request.
Contact me: gladibass at hotmail dot com.