Abraham Prescott Double Bass Restoration Project
This Prescott double bass restoration candidate is the ultimate barn find.
This may be the most original Prescott we have ever seen (outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts). Still in its original 3-string configuration as it left the Concord, New Hampshire workshop in the early 1800s. Original tailpiece even. Original neck set and fingerboard. As a reference, we are cataloging every measurement and detail – although Prescott basses vary greatly, just knowing this is how it came originally is quite a thing to dwell on. As we thought about the low fingerboard projection, huh – the original bridge was even inside the body!
There’s definitely an interest at the shop to just restore and reassemble, leaving all those original details intact. What does a “stock” Prescott 3-stringer feel like to play? Or sound like? Of course, we know that may be impractical for a modern player. And no fine instrument deserves to simply be a museum curiosity. This is a great opportunity for the right future owner to play a big part in the choices to be made in this Prescott double bass restoration!
Please call the shop and speak to Gary or Eric about the possibilities of this project: +1 (860) 535-9399
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.