SOLD – Juzek Double Bass 1950s, John Juzek Label, Prague, New Top

A great gamba shaped John Juzek acoustic bass, with replacement top built here at Upton Bass.


Offered here is a special John Juzek double bass from the 1950s, built in Prague. After many repairs, the tired original top was replaced here at Upton Bass with a new hand carved spruce plate, carefully copied and antiqued to blend with the older construction.

This vintage double bass now features a lively response and a strong, nuanced voice. A great blend of old and new, ready for another lifetime of music.

Gamba cornered, with beautifully figured maple back and sides. A new fingerboard, nut, saddle & endpin were installed, and an Upton bridge was cut at the time of the restoration. This bass plays incredibly well and has that same, even sound throughout for which Juzek is so well known…and “growl” for days!


  • Upper Bout: 20.75″
  • C Bout: 15.25″
  • Lower Bout: 26″
  • Rib Depth: 7 – 8.5″
  • Length of Body: 43″
  • String Length: 42″
  • Weight: 22.8 lbs
  • Neck: D
  • Sale of the bass INCLUDES the original top which has been preserved for future sales value and/or restoration.

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

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