Donald Gorman Double Bass 2007, New Brunswick, Canada
Another unique Donald Gorman double bass has come to the red barn! As with every Gorman we’ve seen, this larger bass showcases his fine wood choices with plentiful light, resonant tiger flame maple.
No two Gormans are alike, and this Canadian bassist-turned-luthier likes it that way: “They are separate entities, not production items. What I love is the thought that in 200 years these basses will be in the hands of someone making beautiful music. I feel I am taking my place in an ancient tradition. You build the instrument and it builds you. Everything begins to fit.”
The neck block has a square French block motif and slight taper to the heel. Nicely arched top with a large bass bin, this bass measures nine inches rib depth from the back cant on down. It really moves air – especially under the bow, great for orchestral and chamber use. If your style of music calls for a big bass, this instrument glows with strength and charm.
- Upper Bout: 20.5 in / 52 cm
- C Bout: 15.5 in / 38 cm
- Lower Bout: 29.125 in / 74 cm
- Length of Back: 47 in / 120 cm
- String Length: 42 in / 107 cm
- Rib Depth 7.25 – 9 in / 18.4 – 23 cm
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 stringrepair.com
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.