SALE PENDING: 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.



  • Upper Bout: 20.5″
  • C Bout: 15.25″
  • Lower Bout: 26.875″
  • Rib Depth: 6.125 to 8.125″
  • Length of Top: 45.5″
  • String Length: 42″
  • Neck: Eb
  • Weight: 23.6 Lbs

***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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