Johannes Rubner Double Bass NEW 2018, Markneukirchen, Germany



Highly ornate 3/4 size Johannes Rubner double bass built with select figured Maple in a classic gamba pattern. Gary brought home from the last ISB – be the first owner of this lovely German contrabass. Nice, light weight responsive bass with A+ woods and fun details.

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Johannes Rubner Double Bass, 2018 NEW

Highly ornate late-model Johannes Rubner double bass. This Rubner was brought to the last ISB conference by their importer. Everybody brings their prettiest, most ornate instruments to the ISB trade show in a tough judging environment. At the end of the week Gary bought it! We’ve enjoyed having it in the shop, and you can be its first owner.

Beautifully flamed German maple back and sides and prime Spruce top. 3/4 Size gamba shape, quite stout with large bass bin. Extra carving highlights the purfling throughout. Nice, light weight responsive bass with A+ woods and fun details. D neck.


  • Upper Bout: 19.75”
  • C Bout: 14.75”
  • Lower Bout: 26”
  • Rib Depth: 7”-8”
  • 41.5” string length
  • 43” length of top
  • Weight: 20.5lbs

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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