This instrument was entered in the 2013 ISB builder’s competition where it received two awards!
A friendly giant built to be the ultimate low-range denizen of the bass section. Award winning 2013 ISB entry!
This instrument was built expressly for Richard Wagor, who had been searching for a very large orchestra bass (we should note – Richard stands six-foot nine). Around the shop it was nicknamed “Super Karr” as it began as a modified, stretched Karr pattern retaining excellent upper range access.
Highly figured Bigleaf Maple from the Pacific Northwest was used for the back and sides, from the trunk of a lightning-struck tree. Exceptional straight grain Spruce top, with one-piece flamed rock Maple for the neck. An adjustable neck was included, for Richard to transition between Classical and Jazz gigs on the fly, and the scroll is fitted with a Low B extension which leads to an astounding low frequency voice.