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