The Stonington Model Upton Double Bass is a new “true 3/4” size double bass, built fully in our Mystic shop from our seasoned tonewoods. The Stonington is designed to be a super-flexible player for jazz or orchestra in a compact elegant violin-cornered pattern. Where our Brescian and Mittenwald models tend larger, the Stonington is on a par with our Bohemian model in size, for ease of playability and transport, but with violin corners!
The Stonington Laminated Double Bass from $3,250
We know a quality plywood upright bass has an important place, whether it lives in the van hitting summer stages or stays at the theater projecting every night from the pit – loud, tough, and easy to live with. This bass includes a laminated flat-back- the toughest, most durable back out there (without adding too much girth or weight) that really packs a nice focused punch.
The Stonington Hybrid Double Bass from $4,250
The same design fundamentals are carried over into the Hybrid version, built with a hand-carved European spruce top with inlaid purfling and slab-cut laminations of domestic poplar on the back and sides (flatback bass). Strong enough for the rigors of everyday use, with the tone, depth, and resonance of a carved top. Upgrade to a Deluxe Top (a $1,000 upgrade) and you have an outstanding modern contrabass with great flexibility, from the string section to the bandstand.
The Stonington Solid Wood Flat Back Double Bass starting at $7,000
The Stonington Carved Round Back Double Bass starting at $8,500
Deluxe tops come standard on these special builds, designed for optimum tone and great range while retaining the working design aesthetic. These exceptionally responsive instruments feature warmth, projection, and clarity. A fine selection of tonewood is also available for truly unique instruments.
Every Upton Bass Bohemian Double Bass is built by hand in Mystic, Connecticut, USA. Ask about our simple financing! +1 (860) 535-9399
New to the Double Bass? Check out our Introduction to Double Bass page!
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