SOLD: French Guild Bass, c1880

SOLD: Late 1800’s French Gild Bass, possibly JTL


This fine French workshop double bass has been fully setup and restored by Upton Bass and is available for audition at our Boston showroom. The instrument has narrow upper bouts and elongated C-bouts, making it ergonomically ideal for solo players. Warm in both its reddish-brown varnish as well as its tone, this bass has a sweet note, with lots of volume and projection; sonorous under a bow and ‘poofy’ when played pizz. Complete with rib bumpers, a Fishman Full Circle pickup, and Pirastro Evah Pirazzis, this bass is ready for the stage!

Upper Bout: 19″
C Bout: 13 3/4″
Lower Bout: 24 3/4″
Rib Depth: 6 1/4″ (heel)  7 3/4″ (end block)
Body Length: 43 1/2″
String Length: 42″
Neck: E♭

Please call us if you have any questions about this instrument : 860-535-9399 or


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