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Westover & DiLeone Double Bass
This lovely-looking bass was built in 1981 by Harold & Alene Westover as Number 1533. The varnish is by Mr. Lou DiLeone.
The Westover’s dedicated the latter part of their lives to building viol da gamba’s and harps. They built two double basses, of which this is certainly the prize. The sound of this bass is very bright and clear to the player with a flat aspect well-suited to recording and to bowing. The listener tends to hear a louder, mellower sound than the player.
Mr. Lou DeLeone is a double bass luthier of legendary status and is now retired and living in Connecticut. Almost every double bass luthier in the New England area can be traced back to his teaching either directly or indirectly.
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