Smith Double Bass, Late 19th Century, United Kingdom



A beautiful Smith double bass from late 1800s, active orchestral instrument with C-extension.


Smith Double Bass, Late 19th Century, United Kingdom

Larger English contrabass, attributed to builder Smith, remarkably well preserved and a great orchestral instrument. Very tightly grained maple back and sides, excellent care and upkeep. Modernized projection with scroll graft, fully gated C-extension. For more detail on this important double bass, please call the shop +1 (860) 535-9399.

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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 Smith 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.