SALE PENDING: John Juzek Master Art Double Bass, 1931, Prague


This John Juzek Master Art double bass has a Prague label, hand-numbered 71 from 1931.

Now with a meticulous Upton restoration, this Juzek features the vibe of a bygone era with the predictability of a new instrument. Gorgeous and a blast to play! We literally saved this one from the next owner being the dumpster!

Call Gary or Eric at the shop: +1 (860) 535-9399 



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This remarkable Juzek Master Art contrabass is from 1931, hand-numbered 71. It has just finished a transformative restoration here at Upton Bass.

This classic Bohemian bass has become a fantastic player again with modern geometry. A partial list of improvements includes a new European spruce top, neck graft/replacement with original scroll, completely refurbished ribs and back, new end block and endpin. Complete Upton setup from the nut to tailgut, including fresh Ebony board. Gorgeous warm, antiqued varnish integrates the new top and just glows!

This Juzek Master Art now has the vibe of a bygone era with the predictability of a new instrument. Tight punchy Juzek sound. A compact classic now a pleasure to play and admire.

If you can’t part with your vintage instrument but need to give it a new lease on life, call us!  +1 (860) 535-9399


  • Upper Bout: 20″
  • C Bout: 14″
  • Lower Bout: 25″
  • Length of Top: 43.25″
  • Rib Depth: 8 – 6.5″
  • String Length: 41″
  • Neck: Eb
  • Weight: 23lbs

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






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