Bohemian Double Bass, Lou DiLeone Restored



Full restoration from the Lou DiLeone shop of a pre-WWII Czech or German gamba pattern double bass. A moderate size 3/4 size vintage double bass with a fully restored body, rebuilt and revarnished.


Restored Bohemian Double Bass, Lou DiLeone Restoration

This Lou DiLeone double bass is a full restoration of a Czech or German gamba pattern double bass that probably dates back to the turn of the 20th Century, fully rebuilt by Lou in 2012. Lou always does an amazing job restoring these instruments to a stylish like-new condition. This example has been completely rebuilt and revarnished, with a new neck. Setup was completed with a thick slab of ebony and Lou’s own carved bridge with wooden adjusters.

We love the mother-of-pearl buttons on the tuners and the flair of this retro rod. Erlin pickup.

Another beautiful bass, restored by Lou DiLeone and handed off for another century. Lou always picked great basses to focus on! Wish we could ask him more about it – sad to learn he did pass away in 2021 – at the age of 100! Thanks for being a guiding light, Lou – UB


  • Upper Bout: 20.25″
  • C Bout: 14.25″
  • Lower bout: 25.6″
  • Top: 43.75″
  • Rib depth: 7.75 – 7.6″ at cant, 5.75″ at neck set
  • String length: 41.5″

***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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