Tirol/Bavaria c.1860
(w/English Extension Machine mounted on Ebony)

These nice old Basses from the Tyrol are often considerd the 'Poor Man's Italian Bass

Hand-Made Tirol/Bavarian Bass c.1860
Upper Bout: 21 1/4" Belly Length: 43" (Back is 43 3/4" including Button)
Center Bout: 14 7/8" String Length: 41 1/8"
Bottom Bout: 25 3/4" Varnish: Golden Brown
Rib Depth: 8 1/4" to 6 3/4" at Neck
Top: Spruce
Back / Ribs: Tight Flamed Maple
Neck / Scroll: Beechwood w/Flame Maple Neck Graft

Features: This Hand-Made Bass was originally made without a Neck Block in the Tirol Region that connects Northern Italy, Austria and Southern Germany. It was made from very nice wood and inlaid with Violin grade Purfling. The Tone of this Bass is more that of an Old Italian Bass than anything German.

Full Restoration by Luthier Michael F. Magee, completed August 2019.

Note: This Bass has been Sold.

19th century French Gears with an English C-Extension Machine mounted on Ebony.

The Purfled Design in the upper Back is often seen on old Tirol Basses.


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