SOLD: Tyrolean Double Bass, 5/8ths Size, mid-1800s


Amazing patina on this pretty little bass – 40″ string length, being updated with new Upton setup!


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Very nice Tyrolean double bass, probably 1850s-60s in this alpen blockless style. This lovely little bass is currently being refreshed and will be finished with an immaculate new setup including Upton bridge and ebony fingerboard (not pictured).  Big sound from a compact historic instrument, you could have set up to your liking while on the bench!


  • String Length: 40″
  • Upper Bout: 19″
  • C Bout: 13 5/8″
  • Lower Bout: 24″
  • Length of Back: 40″

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 Karr Model 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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