SOLD: French Guild Double Bass 19th Century

Sold: A very healthy example of a 19th Century Mirecourt double bass, consistent with Thibouville-Lamy

Description

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.

Measurements:
Upper Bout:    21.5″
C-Bout:   14.5″
Lower Bout: 27.5″
Rib Depth: 6.75 to 8″
Length of Back: 45″
String Length: 42″
Neck: D

French Guild Double Bass 19th Century

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