Michael Krahmer

E.M. Pollmann

"Bavarian Beauty"

Mittenwald, Bavaria ~ 2001


This Bass sounds as good as it looks!

Hand Engraved Bavarian Busseto Orchestra/Solo Double Bass
Upper Bout: 20" Belly Length: 44 1/2" (Back is 45 1/2" to top of Button)
Center Bout: 14" String Length: *41 1/2 (*Modified with New Neck Graft)
Bottom Bout: 26 3/4" Varnish: Golden Brown
Rib Depth: 8 3/4" (9 1/4 with Top and Back) tapering to 6 1/4" (7" with T&B) at Neck
Top: Bear Claw Spruce of extremely fine grain
Back / Ribs: Highly Flamed European Maple
Neck / Scroll: Highly Flamed European Maple with Flamed Maple Neck Graft
Features: A 'Bavarian Beauty' is what comes to mind when looking at this work of art. The pictures speak for themselves.

Note: This model is usually made with a 40 1/2" to 40 3/4" String Length. A recent 'longer' Neck Graft to obtain a 41 1/2" String length along with a full set-up was performed by New York Luthier Arnold Schnitzer. This Bass is now a full 3/4 or 7/8ths rather than the usual 5/8ths or small 3/4 size String Length that is usually supplied from Pollmann.

These Basses in both 4 and 5-string models as well as other models made by Pollman are currently being used in Professional Symphony Orchestras throughout the world. This is the 3rd Pollmann Bass I have personally owned and the best one to date I have played. This Bass has been Sold.


This is the fully hand engraved Busetto Model

Hand Carved Plate design around the Tuners on the Scroll Cheeks



Details of the fully Handcarved Engravings featured on Pollmann Basses for over 30 years.


The seperate Vieneese style Tail-plug takes the strain off of the Endpin socket.

This is the original Tailpiece that was supplied with this Bass but is currently set-up with a high quality Ebony Tailpiece.

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