Rudolf Oberlander Double Bass, 1977, Senorahby, Czech Republic



Rudolf Oberlander double bass, 1977. Small shop 3/4 size Czech fully-carved flat back double bass. Nicely flamed maple, broad shoulders and extra long fingerboard. Well played and maintained.


Rudolf Oberlander Double Bass dated 1977.  Oberlander was a well-regarded Czech builder of fine double basses and cellos until the mid-1980s. After working for the large “Cremona” factory for years, he repaired instruments for the Czech Philarmonic. Oberlander started his own independent shop in the mid-1960s outside of Prague offering a small selection of original instruments.

This stout pattern features a broad upper bout, deep ribs, and a canted flat back.  Two-piece back with tight flamed Maple. Note the interesting bridge placement with long hooked C-bouts, ff-holes, and extra-long fingerboard. Well built with careful bracing work inside and unique features throughout.


  • Upper Bout: 20″
  • C Bout: 14.5″
  • Lower Bout: 26″
  • Rib Depth: 8-9′
  • Length of Back: 42″
  • String Length: 40.75″

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