SOLD: Pfretszchner Aluminum “Gold Top” Double Bass

An interesting aluminum Pfretszchner upright bass in need of TLC

Description

Pictured here is a wild gold-top, curved back Pfretszchner aluminum bass body and neck. We have taken to calling it “C-3PO” for its high-gloss gold and silver combination. This would be a great project if you would like something very unique and visually striking! (Rockabilly stunner?) Pfretszchner of Germany built aluminum basses and cellos before World War II. Surviving examples are extremely rare. The original tag is missing, but we believe it is of German origin as the panels are attached by screws as opposed to the welded seams of American Alcoa basses of the same era. This bass project is offered as-is!

 

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