New Calin Wultur Elite gamba cornered bass

October 22, 2014

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