Upton Double Bass Top Conversion – Plywood to Hybrid



Upgrade your existing Upton laminated double bass to a hybrid with an Upton double bass top conversion! A new bookmatched deluxe Spruce top installed in the shop with new bass bar and varnish matched to the original. A perfect way to refresh and upgrade your Upton double bass by the hands who built it.


Change your Upton Laminated double bass into a hybrid!

If you love your Upton fully-laminated double bass but are thinking of upgrading to a hybrid, we now have a new solution – have your existing full-plywood Upton upgraded to a hybrid with an Upton Bass top conversion.  Return your bass to the shop and we will remove the old top, carve and purfle a new bookmatched solid Deluxe Spruce top, install it onto your bass with a new bass bar and match the existing varnish. All work done by the same artisans who built your bass!

Your same bass, with the harmonic complexity and resonance of a solid top, with all the gigging strength and projection of a hybrid.

Turnaround times vary, usually under 90 days. This pricing applies to standard Upton fully-laminated basses, some additional charges may apply depending on condition of bass.

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 stringrepair.com

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding the Upton Double Bass Deposit or related bass topics. Please contact UB at sales@uptonbass.com 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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