SALE PENDING: Horst Grunert “Gasparo da Salo” Model Double Bass, 1985


Horst Grünert double bass – beautifully made from the 1980s, his Gasparo da Salo model. Grunert is a master luthier who still builds and restores instruments in his small shop in Bavaria.


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This Horst Grunert “Gasparo da Salo” Model Double Bass was built in the Bavarian town of Penzberg, Germany in 1985.

Horst has been building fine instruments in his two-person workshop since the 1970s, while servicing and restoring historic instruments for orchestras and musicians. He’s known for masterful copies of historic patterns – this from a DaSalo contrabass. Notably he helped train our friend Thomas Martin in the art of double bass lutherie.

This Gruenert double bass features beautiful arching, deep ribs and heavy brass individual tuning machines. It has only one previous owner, and was kept in excellent condition. Constructed of the finest tone woods, the top is double purfled and hand carved from mountain spruce of two adjoined pieces, while the flat back, ribs, and neck are from well-flamed maple.

Besides the technical excellence, this bass has a beautiful even tone through the ranges and can be set up to perfectly complement your musical style. Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the maker, a Mooradian bag, and an assortment of endpins and other accessories.


  • Upper Bout: 19 1/2″
  • C Bout: 13 5/8″
  • Lower Bout: 26 1/4″
  • Length of Back: 43 7/8″
  • Rib Depth: 8 5/8″ at heel
  • String Length: 40 3/4″


***Please note, double basses do not qualify for the website FREE SHIPPING promotion.  Please contact us for shipping, courier, or pickup options prior to placing your order.

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 this Prescott double bass 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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