2018 Wilfer #10

01 Nov
November 1, 2018

We have a new fully carved Wilfer #10 roundback  bass at the shop. This is the same German workshop that made many of the famous Juzek basses.  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 that highlights the flame and flecking.

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″

We installed a new fingerboard recently and the improvement is noticeable: huge punchy mids for jazz and a big arco dark sound as well. The body size is very manageable with nicely sloped shoulders.

Set up with a French bridge with our deluxe adjusters and a New Harmony carbon endpin.

$7500 with cover.