SOLD: Mittenwald Double Bass, Early 20th Century

Early 20th Century Mittenwald upright bass, well-played with vintage patina.


This is a well-worn German double bass, which could use some improvements but sounds and plays pretty well.

This pre-WWII Mittenwald is due for setup freshening, but is still a magnetic fully-carved upright bass approaching a century of use.

Bass currently has an “ebonized” fingerboard (Kay?) but could be a great instrument with serious vintage patina.  A soulful old string bass.


  • Upper Bout: 20.5″
  • C Bout: 15″
  • Lower Bout: 25.25″
  • Rib Depth: 7 – 8″
  • Length of Body: 43″
  • String Length: 42″
  • Neck, D
  • Weight: 20lbs

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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