Here’s a new 3/4 sized Romanian bass modeled on a German gamba shape. This has a carved round back and is made from European spruce and maple. The maple is moderately flamed and the spruce top has a bit of bear claw figure. Golden brown varnish with some nicely done antiquing. Some dimensions:
string length 41 5/16″
lower bout width 26 7/8″
upper bout width 19 5/8″
rib depth lower bout 8 5/8″
rib depth at the neck block 6 1/2″
distance from bottom of bass to top of button 45 1/4″
We replaced the fingerboard on this bass with a quality East African board, and substantially reshaped the neck for playing comfort.
Set up with a Despiau bridge, a New Harmony carbon endpin and currently strung with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings. This bass is a bit darker in tone than the last and projects a bit more as well. Very nice instrument.
$7500 with cover