Pictured here is a French double bass in excellent condition with details consistent with J. Thibouville-Lamy dating to the mid to late 19th Century.
A top quality C-extension has been added. A Shanks repair label dating from 2000 is within.
Eric Roy points out, as originally a three-string instrument, the fourth tuner was later made from what appears to be the hardened steel of a hand plane blade (see photo).
A beautiful Mirecourt instrument in fine health, carefully maintained for the modern player while preserving its original character.
Upper Bout: 21.5″
Lower Bout: 27.5″
Rib Depth: 6.75 to 8″
Length of Back: 45″
String Length: 42″