SOLD: Mirecourt French Double Bass c1922, M. Mathieu, C. Bailly

Pictured here is a beautiful, well-maintained example of a classic Mirecourt, France Quenoil-style double bass, hand made by Charles Bailly (1879-1957), in fine condition.

This a beautiful 1922 Mirecourt, France instrument by Charles Bailly, addictive to play pizzicato or arco, in fine condition.

Please scroll down for more information and specifications on this amazing Vintage  Mirecourt Double Bass, and to see detailed pictures of its condition.

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Description

We are privileged to present a Vintage 1922 Mirecourt French Double Bass!

This a beautiful 1922 Mirecourt, France instrument by Charles Bailly, addictive to play pizzicato or arco, in fine condition.

The intact 1922 label reads, “M. Mathieu Lutherie Artistique,” this is one of several trademarks Mr. Bailly set up for his family string shop – the brand “Marcus Mathieu” is taken from his grandfather’s first name and his grandmother’s last.

The instrument has an extremely well grafted neck, preserving the lovely open ported pegbox, scroll and vintage machines. Has a thick, extra long fingerboard with modern projection and a D neck. The Quenoil “pear shape” pattern is long, svelte, and offers extraordinary upper bout access for the soloist.  Lots of style and character, eager and sonorous, expertly played and maintained.

A fine provenance includes letters of appraisal from Arnold E. Schnitzer and David Gage.

Measurements of This Mirecourt French Double Bass:

  • Upper Bout:  19.25″
  • C Bout:  14.25″
  • Lower Bout:  25.5″
  • Rib Depth:  6.25-7.75″
  • Length of Back:  44″
  • String Length:  42″
  • Neck:  D
  • Weight:  23.2 Lbs

Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email sales@uptonbass.com or call our shop at (860) 535-9399. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

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