2018 Wilfer #10


We have an Emanuel Wilfer #10  bass at the shop.  The top is made from  straight grained spruce  with the grain width increasing at the sides. The back and sides are made from maple with a mild flame, and the varnish is reddish brown with a dark ground.

Some dimensions;

  • String length right at 41″
  • Lower bout width 25 7/8″
  • Upper bout width 19 1/4″
  • Rib depth at lower block 8″
  • Rib depth at upper block 6 7/8″
  • length from bottom of bass to top of button 44″

A new Karl Klier fingerboard has been installed by our shop, and the playing setup is optimized for any type of playing.  This instrument has a big midrange pizzicato punch for a bass with modest dimensions, and the arco sound projects well. The body size is very manageable with nicely sloped shoulders.