Paul Mangenot (attributed)
|Orchestra/Solo Model Double Bass w/C-Extension|
|Upper Bout: 19 1/4"||Body Length: 44 1/2" top, 44 5/8" back|
|Center Bout: 14 1/2"||String Length: 41 1/2" (105.4cm)|
|Bottom Bout: 25 3/4"||Varnish: Dark Golden Brown|
|Rib Depth: 7 7/8" at the bottom and tapering to 6 1/4" at the Neck|
|Top: 2-piece Red Spruce|
|Back: 2- piece Beechwood|
|Neck / Scroll: Beechwood (all original)|
Features: This is a beautiful old turn of the century French bass from the shop of Paul Mangenot, pupil and successor to Justin Derazey. Although unlabelled, I have seen at least one other labeled and a few others that were not. All of them have the same distinct look from the model, wood and varnish. This bass is in fine restored condition and has a modern set-up with new fingerboard, bridge, soundpost and endpin unit. The Top is Spruce. The Back, Ribs and Neck/Scroll are Beechwood. All parts including the Gears and Varnish are Original.
Fine quality Mirecourt Scroll work tops off this very playable and beautiful sounding Orchestra/Solo Model Bass.
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