The UB Standard Laminated Double Bass represents our efforts to create an entry-level upright bass, carefully conceived with the playability and resonance of all our models. We believe it is the most musical and finest built plywood double bass available at this price.
The UB Standard Laminate is a round back fully plywood upright bass. All of our plywood is made in-house from our own veneers. Its design is based on the gamba pattern of the Upton Bohemian Model. The Standard Laminate double bass is hand built in Mystic, Connecticut and features top grade ebony components, German tuning machines, our best quality bridge and more.
This package price includes bridge adjusters and D’Addario Zyex strings.
The end of the fingerboard is straight cut (no solo swoop extension). The hand applied varnish is a medium dark walnut color. A bass bag is not included. Please check out our selection of bass bags and pickups!
These specifications allow us to offer a double bass at this price with the acoustic design and ergonomics of the Upton Bass lineage, hand built by expert luthiers with the respect a musical instrument deserves.
You may be asking – what if I want a different color? What if I want the solo swoop? At that point you are starting down the road of a custom Upton Bass build – you might consider the Upton Bohemian Model, (that the UB Standards are based on) with its great value and tremendous flexibility.
The Standard is built on our Bohemian pattern with a string length of 41.5″ and a D neck. For sizing variations, please talk to us about building a custom Bohemian.
The UB Standard Laminate is built on a limited but regular basis. *Hardware subject to change based on availability. Please note that any substitutions will be of same top quality as the item they’ve been substituted for*