This bass represents the heart and soul of our Karr Model, from it’s remarkable origins a decade ago. A fixed neck flatback hybrid with deluxe carved top, this instrument represents the most affordable version of the Karr.
Our sustained collaboration with Gary Karr has resulted in a unique double bass for the soloist with great access, comfort and tone while remaining affordable for the student and enthusiast – an instrument he knew wasn’t available at the time. That combination would inform the DNA of all our models. So last summer when Gary Karr asked for an instrument for his intensive study camp, we sent this “base” version of his bass! In the years since, there have been many exotic Karrs, but this workhorse remains devoted to those pursuing their craft.