SOLD: Luciano Golia Double Bass 2000

Luciano Golia Double Bass, 3/4 size circa 2000 “Il Stiloso”

Hand Made Italian double bass by Luciano Golia, featuring a gorgeous fine-grained spruce top and a beautifully figured scroll.


Luciano Golia Double Bass 2000

This fine hand-crafted Italian double bass features a gorgeous fine-grained spruce top and a beautifully figured scroll. Golia basses are known for their slender C-bouts and wide bottom bouts, and each and every bass he makes is given its own name.

This one was made in 2000 and is known as “Il Stiloso”, which translates to English as “The Stylish”. Formerly used as an orchestral instrument in the New Haven Symphony, this double bass has a sweet tone with a singing quality not unlike a cello and is perfect for the player who enjoys playing melodic passages with the bow. Although it has a deep pizz sound with a dark tone and nice sustain, this bass would be an ideal audition bass, just the instrument for a professional performer fresh out of university who is looking to join a symphonic orchestra. Has a healthy improved setup.

From the maker’s website:

Luciano Golia is a professional wild luthier who dedicates his time to the study of the fine art of double bass construction. He has specialized in creating exquisite double basses for over 20 years now. Luciano was born at Rivoli of Turin in Italy in 1969. He has developed a great reputation internationally because of the quality of his instruments. He has happy customers in many countries, including: USA, Germany, Japan, Spain, New Zealand.


  • Upper Bout:    19.25″
  • C Bout:    13.75″
  • Lower Bout:    26.25″
  • Rib Taper:     7.25 – 9″
  • Length of Back:    43.5″
  • String Length:    40.5″
  • Neck: D

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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