Jacques Gagnon Double Bass, Cappa Copy



Healthy mahogany Jacques Gagnon double bass patterned after a 1695 Giaffredo Cappa contrabass.


Long C-bouts and deep ribs characterize this Gagnon / Cappa double bass copy. The label traces the design to a 1695 Giaffredo Cappa instrument built in Turin. This Gagnon double bass features mahogany throughout, a unique build with a dark, defined character.

Gagnon is a bassist and builder from Montreal who set up shop in the Philippines building string instruments based on early historic designs. He generally uses woods local to the Philippines with a good sense for vintage patterns and tone. Jacques Gagnon upright basses are known for a large, dark sound and easy playability.

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 stringrepair.com

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics! If you are interested in this Jacques Gagnon Double Bass or any other model, please contact UB at sales@uptonbass.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.


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