SOLD: Andreas Morelli Double Bass circa 1920

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Andreas Morelli-labelled double bass circa 1920s, fully carved “Artist Deluxe” model features violin corners and deep arching.


Andreas Morelli labelled double bass circa 1900-1920s, fully carved “Artist Deluxe” model.

This upright bass bears hallmarks of possibly German origins.

The quality and old-growth wood choices are excellent and the arching and elegant shape make it stand out from similar basses. This century-old Andreas Morelli labelled double bass really comes alive under the bow. It has a long design with large lower bout but feels comfortable and natural to play. A very nice character of sound in this vintage double bass, would make an excellent section or chamber instrument.

Some workshop notes:  “I love the look of these basses every time they come into the shop!  And something about them makes me think they are made by the same workshop as the German-made Hawkes basses…they just share too much DNA.”


  • Upper Bout: 20.5″
  • C Bout: 15″
  • Lower Bout: 26.75″
  • Rib Depth: 7-8.25″
  • Length of Back: 44.25″
  • String Length: 42.5″
  • Weight: 23.4 lbs
  • Neck: D

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

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.

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