These three beautiful late 19th century French guild double basses are all available for side-by-side comparison in the bass loft! Large format J. Thibouville-Lamys (and JTL-related Jacquot) with rounded upper bouts, all are in excellent playing condition and thrive in orchestral or jazz settings. It’s pretty amazing to compare the patterns and details over a century later.
Eric says, “As a workshop it’s really remarkable to see the consistency of these instruments spanning, what, 50-60 years? The ff-holes are spot on.”