sale of a 7/8ths size Chinese doublebass



   This laminated maple doublebass bears no label but was made in China. The sound is very broad and deep with good projection when played arco - an orchestral instrument, not as well suited for pizzicato performance as currently set up, though with some adjustments it could suit a jazz player. The condition is good. String length is 43", body length 45", weight is only 22 pounds. The bridge has adjusters installed. Also a somewhat rare tailpiece made by local luthier Sidney Orpwood in the 1960's. This tailpiece allows for individually tuning the after-length of each string to achieve the ideal pitch ratios relative to the open strings. Comes with a decent gig bag. Asking price has been reduced to $2,100 (Canadian).


Chinese bass belly


Chinese bass back


Chinese bass scroll


To arrange trying this doublebass please contact me by phone or text message at 604 253 2503 or email gerard@luthier.ca