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Simandl Maggini Double Bass
We are very pleased to offer this unique solo bass, former property of the legendary Franz Simandl.
It is not a large instrument, but has a huge, beautiful sound. Dendrochronology has shown the front table to be by Paolo Maggini, having a rosette inlaid under the fingerboard in the Brescian style. The neck and scroll is Viennese from the late 1800’s and the back and sides are earlier work in fine wood.
The instrument is mentioned in several books and methods, including Madenski who praises it’s sound. It was sold to his student, Josef Kraft who had it into the 1950’s.
A must see and play.