SOLD: King Moretone Double Bass 1952 HN White Co Cleveland OH


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This King Moretone Double Bass SN 2518 was built in 1952 by the H.N. White Company of Cleveland Ohio.  This classic, vintage American plywood double bass has had a freshened setup and features new Evah Pirazzi Slap strings. Ready for the gig!


This King Moretone Double Bass was built by the H.N. White Company of Cleveland Ohio in 1952.  It features standard sunburst with violin corners, and has all the vintage patina and smart updates a player could ask for. 

We’ve done some work on this one, reset the neck, new bridge and adjusters, a New Harmony endpin and rehung tailpiece. Sound great with Eva Slaps, on it – perfect for this instrument.  The bass plays great and is ready for a gig. Big thumping sound!

This vintage upright bass has been remarkably well preserved, it’s violin c-bouts are in good shape and has always been loved by a player. A big American classic.


  • Upper Bout: 19″
  • C Bout: 14″
  • Lower Bout: 25″
  • Rib Taper: 6.5 – 8″
  • Length of Back: 43″
  • String Length: 43″
  • Weight: 21.5 lbs
  • Neck: D

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


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