Upton Bass Brescian Willow Double Bass 2013
This very special Brescian was built for the orchestra section, featuring a deeply arched back made from a single piece of willow! One of many very special features on this deluxe fully carved Brescian double bass.
The Upton Brescian model features the large violin-corner proportions of the Italian masters as filtered down through huge English basses. This Brescian Willow double bass was varnished with antique highlights glowing through the dark finish, polished to a high gloss. The generous proportions and extreme back shoulder arch develops the low bass “puffiness” prized in contrabass sections. The deep side ribs were built from the same willow tree, with the finest grade German spruce top and an English sycamore flamed maple neck.
An ebony, fully gated, C-extension sits atop this scroll, and it is gilded with Baker-style tuners and custom half-moon plates fabricated in our shop mimicking English basses. Truly a unique and impressive double bass, back in our hands after years of pushing an orchestral bass section. Also makes a very lively, loud and deep-voiced jazz bass.
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.