SOLD: Arnold Schnitzer Double Bass 2014 Gofriller Model, Brewster, New York

Arnold Schnitzer Double Bass 2014 #35 Gofriller Model

This bass is modeled after an early 18th century bass by Mateo Gofriller of Venice, Italy.


Arnold Schnitzer Double Bass 2014 #35 Gofriller Model

This bass is modeled after an early 18th century bass by Mateo Gofriller of Venice, Italy and has since been “retired” by Arnold.

Large 3/4s to 7/8ths size Arnold Schnitzer double bass, a big contrabass with a giant presence. Extremely tight grained spruce top and gorgeous evenly figured maple back and sides. Many elegant details of fine carving throughout. Brass scroll plates and tuners with fully gated C-extension.

This large double bass moves a lot of air with rich, even projection. Perfect for an orchestra player or jazz musician looking for a large presence.

Arnold Schnitzer – Brewster, New York:

Exposed to music at an early age, Arnold Schnitzer began playing double-bass in his mid-teens and was playing professionally by the age of 17. Arnold earned a degree in bass and composition before studying instrument making and repairing. He is a member of the faculty of the Violin Society of America’s Oberlin Bass Workshop. Arnold built his first bass in 1997 and has made 38 basses since then. His basses have won a number of awards, including a Silver Medal for Tone from the Violin Society of America. Arnold’s basses are currently played by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Denmark National Symphony, and other professional ensembles.


  • Upper Bout: 21.5″
  • C Bout: 16.25″
  • Lower Bout: 28″
  • Rib Depth: 6.75 – 8.5″
  • Length of Back: 45.5″
  • String Length: 42″
  • Neck: D
  • Weight: 25 lbs

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.

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