Standing back to admire this Brescian model, Eric remarked, “This has gotta be one of the nicest left-handed basses we’ve ever built!”
This fully carved flatback will be our current benchmark for sure – not only for its lefty orientation, but as a varnish color reference. Chris amazes again with this beautiful warm amber requested by the new owner.
We also love the straightforward build on this Brescian – a real player’s bass. Just a maple upgrade on the neck, a shop-installed Rev Solo, player’s preference dot markers and rib bumpers. A thoroughbred leaving the barn!
When Upton Bass builds a left-handed bass, we have an exhaustive list of reverse modifications. Every structural advantage of our righty basses are retained in this mirrored pattern. That goes for the bass bar, the soundpost, the fingerboard, tuner orientations, carving graduation, even the rib bumpers and endpin thumbscrew.
We’ve got lefty Upton players on world stages and in the workshop who know and demand the difference. They’ve all suffered with “modified” righty basses in the past. With our “true lefty” double bass build you will immediately feel all the comfort, response and musicality of any Upton bass.