Century Neapolitan Double Bass
|Upper Bout: 19 1/4"
||Belly Length: 41"
|Center Bout: 14"
||String Length: 40 1/2"
|Bottom Bout: 24"
||Varnish: Golden Brown Oil
|Rib Depth: 8
(Upper Bout tapers from 8 1/8" to 7 1/2")
|Top: 2-pc Medium grained
Italian Spruce with purfled center and decorative purfled Plates under
Fingerboard and Tailpiece
|Back: 6-pc Flamed
Maple Swelled Back, laminated to 2 other layers of maple. Possibly not original, but about 100 years
old if not. This Bass also has a 3-layer center Cross Bar to help strengthen
the back under the sound post area.
|Ribs: Italian Maple, Slightly Figured.
|Neck / Scroll: Maple with
a new Figured Maple Neck graft with a Graphite Bar inlaid in the
Neck under the new Fingerboard (by Arnold Schnitzer (AES), NY and Flamed Maple Veneer Plates on each
Cheek with New Krutz Gears.
Sloping Shoulders allowing the player the play up to the Bridge if your
arms are long enough! Impressive power for a smaller sized Bass suitable
for Orchestral and Solo Playing. This Bass has been Sold.