SOLD: Juzek Double Bass, early 1930s, Lou DiLeone Restoration


SOLD: Big and lively 7/8ths Juzek Double Bass, early 1930s, Lou DiLeone restored.


Juzek Double Bass, early 1930s, Lou DiLeone Restoration

Labeled John Juzek, #186, 1933. Lou DiLeone restoration – taken down to the wood and revarnished, typical of his overhauls. Neck has a really well-done scarf joint to reduce string length. Brass plates and hat pegs were done here at the Upton Bass shop. A really big sound, healthy tall bridge, modern overstand, big compensated saddle. Atypical of many Juzeks may be Wilfer sourced. Hand-numbered and dated, the age seems correct. Beautiful old highly figured maple. Great player and known to us!

Beautiful bass, with another exemplary Lou DiLeone restoration. Lou always picked great basses to focus on. Wish we could ask him more about it! Sad to learn he did pass away last year. Thanks for being a guiding light, Lou – UB


  • Upper Bout: 20.75”
  • C Bout: 15.75”
  • Lower Bout: 27”
  • Rib depth: 7.6” at the neck, 8.5” at the saddle
  • String Length: 42.5
  • Neck: Eb


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 restored Juzek 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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