John Juzek Double bass, Prague c1930’s.
This Juzek double bass was most likely made by the Wilfer workshop in Germany and imported into New York City where it became a Juzek. THe Wilfer workshop was started in 1905 and is currently still making double basses, now in the families fourth generation of ownership!
This bass includes a Mooradian bag, a new bridge by Upton Bass, a full circle pickup and is currently strung with Thomastik Super-Flexible strings (which surprisingly sound GREAT on this Juzek Bass, so while not our first choice of strings, we decided to leave them on).
Upper Bout (widest): 19″
C Bout (narrowest): 14 3/4″
Lower Bout (widest): 26 1/2″
Top Length: 43 1/2″
Back Length (including button): 44 1/2″
String Length: 42″
Rib Taper: 8 3/8″-7″