New Gewa/Rubner “Walther” carved bass
A fully carved roundback bass from Gewa’s German workshop. This one has some nice wood figure with plenty of Bearclaw in the top and nice flame in the back. Very nice reddish golden brown varnish with antiquing. Some dimensions:
- string length 41 3/8″
- lower bout width 26 1/2″
- upper bout width 19 1/2″
- rib depth lower block 8 1/8″
- rib depth upper block 7″
- length of back 44 1/4″
We ended up opening this bass and thinning the top and back plates followed by a new bass bar. Now there’s more low end, more projection overall, and the pizzicato sound has more punch and sustain.
Set up with a Despiau bridge, New Harmony carbon endpin and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi weich strings.