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Buthod ca.1850

Buthod ca.1850

This larger French bass is made in the Buthod Factory in Mirecourt around 1850.

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William Forster II

William Forster II

A handsome instrument looks great with a fabulous sound by William Forster ll, London.

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19th Century Saxon

19th Century Saxon

Nineteenth Century Saxon Double Bass, very good overall condition with a lovely, big sound.

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Joan Guillami

Joan Guillami

This exceptional double bass by Joan Guillami has a rich provenance, in excellent condition.

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Mirecourt

Mirecourt

From the end of the nineteenth century or beginning of the 20th, this lovely bass is in near mint condition.

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Camillo Mandelli

Camillo Mandelli

Camillo Mandelli ( 1873-1956) is one of the fineest northern Italian masters of the early 20thCentury.

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Gasparo da Salo Copy

Gasparo da Salo Copy

A contemporary copy of an icon. This handsome bass is scarily close to the famous Gasparo Da Salo.

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Jerome Thibouville Lamy

Jerome Thibouville Lamy

Astounding condition for an instrument of the 1890’s – as original as we have ever seen.

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Furber

Furber

A lovely English bass from the mid nineteenth century made for Betts of Royal Exchange, London.

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Milanese

Milanese

An interesting nineteenth Century Milanese bass, typical of the rather rustic basses of the period.

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Paulo Antonio Testore c.1750

Paulo Antonio Testore c.1750

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a very fine genuine double bass of Testore.

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Jȇrome Thibouville-Lamy

Jȇrome Thibouville-Lamy

An excellent example of the work of Jȇrome Thibouville-Lamy of Mirecourt, France around 1880.

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Italian Pear Shaped c.1850

Italian Pear Shaped c.1850

Stunning Italian double bass, in great condition and has been maintained by us for many years.

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5 String Czech

5 String Czech

Great five stringed bass of the Prague school, the classic Czech orchestral bass in all its glory.

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Gand and Bernardel Fres

Gand and Bernardel Fres

A rare opportunity to acquire one of the much sort after king of French basse, made in Paris in 1878.

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Buthod

Buthod

This handsome French instrument was made in Mirocourt c.1900 with full Martin restoration.

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Neuner

Neuner

Handsome Mittenwald produced bass, made around 1840 by the famous Neuner family with huge sound.

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19th Century English

19th Century English

This beautiful bass most likely make by a member of the Gilkes family around 1850 in great condition.

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Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

A fine example of Thomas Kennedy, a prolific maker of double basses who worked in London.

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Venetian

Venetian

Fine Italian instruments purchased by Sir C. Halle founder of the famous Manchester Halle Orchestra.

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William Callow

William Callow

A fine English double bass by William Callow of Nottingham ca 1895.

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Ludovico Rastelli

Ludovico Rastelli

A handsome bass made in Genoa during the mid 19th Century.

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Venetian 1820

Venetian 1820

A fine and very playable Italian instrument made in the Venetian region of Italy ca.1820

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Neuner & Hornsteiner

Neuner & Hornsteiner

A beautiful German bass made by Neuner and Hornsteiner dating from around 1860.

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Paolo Maggini

Paolo Maggini

This Maggini bass c1610 is a stunning example of this great makers work.

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John Lott Senior

John Lott Senior

This is a beautiful example of Grandfather Lott's work and is in a great state of preservation.

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Riviere and Hawkes

Riviere and Hawkes

This beautiful French bass was made by the Jacquet shop in Mirecourt for sale by Riviere & Hawkes in London ca.1895.

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Domenico Busan Copy

Domenico Busan Copy

Here we have a contemporary copy of an icon. This fine looking double bass is a copy of Domenico Busan Who made in Venice.

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Grancino Copy

Grancino Copy

Here we have a contemporary copy of an icon. This fine looking double bass is a copy of an instrument by Grancino.

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