Our collection of set up new (and used) Thomas and George Martin double basses keeps growing here at Upton Bass. Freshly set up: a 2018 4/4 Model with a newly fitted, fully gated, bespoke Upton Bass C-extension. Our extensions are handmade and custom fitted, developed to be both comfortably playable and to work with zero permanent impact on the original scroll.
It’s easier than ever to admire and play these very English broad-shouldered basses here in New England. The Martins below are ready to play, side by side by side, at your leisure in our comfortable bass loft. This is a rare moment to compare three new Martins with fresh beautiful setups. If you want to spend the afternoon from New York or Boston, we’ll pick you up at Amtrak!
Thomas and George have just released an extraordinary reference volume, The English Double Bass. It’s a stunning contribution, capturing 100 instruments in photos and unprecedented detail. This full-color heavyweight volume is available at the Martin website HERE – and it is gorgeous! Check out Gary’s first impressions below: