SOLD: Arnold Schnitzer Double Bass, 2020, AES #50 NEW, Las Cruces, New Mexico


Exquisitely crafted new Arnold Schnitzer double bass featuring figured Walnut and Alpine Spruce.

If you are interested in more upcoming Arnold E. Schnitzer basses, please contact us! +1 (860) 535-9399.


Arnold Schnitzer double bass, AES 50. A very special new 3/4 size contrabass from Arnold’s workshop in the Southwest. Ergonomic violin-cornered and fully carved with C-Extension. Back of amazing figured Walnut.

Arnold’s notes: “I was visiting a woodcutter in western NY state getting some neck blocks cut. I asked about a shed on the property and he let me look inside where he was storing some amazing walnut. Inside I spied a magnificent flitch about 9’ long and 3’ wide. It was not for sale but I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. I made a one-piece back from half. The other half had a split down the center so I cut out that area and rejoined it to become the back of bass 50. Fortunately, I had matching rib material from previous builds. I selected my finest Alpine (European) spruce top to match. All the wood in this instrument was harvested at least 15 years ago.”


$42,500 => $39,500

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Interested in a new Arnold Schnitzer double bass, please contact us. 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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