SOLD: Frank DiLeone, New Haven, Conn, No.51, 1940

A handmade American bass, with great New England flair!


This flat-back double bass, made by Frank DiLeone (father of Lou DiLeone) in 1940, is a beautiful New England hand-crafted instrument perfect for combo players. Focused and sonorous under a bow and punchy and growly when played pizzicato, this bass offers the fullness of a large 3/4 instrument while remaining relatively compact. Completely restored and setup in our workshop, this is a bass Gary knows very well, as he personally oversaw (and worked on himself) on every step of the restoration. Searching for that perfect carved bass with a big sound and not-so-big body? Look no further!


Upper Bout: 20″
Lower Bout: 25 1/2″
Center Bout: 14 1/4″
String Length: 42 3/4″
Body Length: 44 1/2″
Rib Depth: 6 1/2″ (heel) 8″ (end block)
Neck: E-flat

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