SOLD: Framus Cutaway Double Bass 1950


Wild German fully-carved vintage piece. Very original dance band instrument from the 1950s



This stylish instrument is from the Framus company in Bavaria, makers of some fine classical string instruments and better know for a long line of exotic electric instruments that were used by the biggest stars of early rock n roll.

In the 1950s they made a successful line of dance band basses, played by the likes of Oscar Pettiford, and here is a (surprise) fully carved example in very good shape.  A unique time capsule from the era!

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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 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.