New Gewa Walther 5/8 bass

September 5, 2020

A nice new bass from the German Rubner workshop made with European Spruce and maple. The finish is a reddish brown spirit varnish with factory antiquing.

Some dimensions:

string length 40 1/8″

upper bout width 19 3/8″

lower bout width 26 1/4″

rib depth tapers from 7 3/8″ to 6 5/8″

length of back 42 5/8″

The size of this instrument would appeal not only to players looking for an instrument a bit smaller than a typical 3/4,  but might also work as a solo bass or “pit bass”.  The projection is impressive for a smaller instrument and the arco response is quick.

Set up with an Aubert bridge, New Harmony carbon endpin and D’addario kaplan strings.

 

$6000 with cover.