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
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Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at email@example.com 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.