John Juzek Double Bass, Prague Label, 1950s



This 3/4 size Juzek, black Prague label probably from the 1950s, has spent a lot of time in a New York school orchestra. Now beloved around the shop as the “Red Sox bass” this classic with extra character deserves a fun retirement with its next owner! Includes Realist pickup, bag and accessories.

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This John Juzek double bass has seen a lot of action. It’s referred to around the shop as the “Red Sox bass” with a distinctive etching on the player’s side. Perhaps it is bound to remain in New England?

While looking pretty tired out, this upright bass had its share of updates over the years, including a reset of the neck projection (see details). A nice thick fingerboard looks fairly recent. It does have some plate cracks that we’d be happy to address with you. As always, we can provide full guidance on any range of restoration for this Juzek double bass. Call Eric at the shop!  +1 (860) 535-9399

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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 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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