English Double Bass circa 1830

English Double Bass circa 1830


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A large 3/4 size flatback Maggini model orchestral double bass. This was originally a 3 string bass, modified to the current configuration which includes a Stenholm C extension. This bass is unlabeled, and ascribed to Peter Wamsley. We see the influence of John Hart and William Valentine. One piece lower rib. Maggini-style double purfling on the belly and back. Outside linings look like later replacements. Eb neck. Huge, detailed sound for orchestral players. UB 54.5 cm CB 38.0 cm LB 67.0 cm LOB 110.0 cm SL 108.0 cm

Stock #: C2192

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