Old Double Basses For Sale

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Notable Double Bass Sales

Explore the beautiful old instruments which have passed through our shop.

A Selection Of Quality Double Basses For Sale

Many of the world’s finest double basses have been sourced and sold by Thomas and George Martin. We have excellent trial facilities at our North Oxfordshire premises, easily accessible from all major UK airports and railway stations. There is a 16th Century guest house less than a mile away and we will happily help with travel arrangements to make your journey straightforward. All instruments are supplied with our certificate of authenticity.

Coming Soon

Our double basses currently under restoration or due to be coming onto the market in the near future.

Mittenwald Double Bass

A classic Mittenwald double bass made in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Northern English Double Bass

A fine Northern English double bass currently under restoration in our workshop.

Currently In Stock

Our double basses currently available for trial, not including any instruments offered privately.


Pier Luigi Galetti Double Bass

This very fine small double bass was made in Cremona in 1987.


Neuner & Hornsteiner Double Bass

A classic Mittenwald double bass produced by the famous firm Neuner & Hornsteiner.


Double Bass Modelled After Busan

A good contemporary double bass modeled in the style of Domenico Busan.


Giuseppe Marconcini Double Bass

A rare and fine example of a double bass by this much sought-after Italian maker.


Hawkes & Son Concert Double Bass

An excellent example of the double basses produced by Hawkes & Son.


Bernhard Simon Fendt II Double Bass

A rare opportunity to own an excellent near-perfect example of Bernhard Simon Fendt II's Maggini model.

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James Cole Double Bass

Made by one of Manchester's best double bass makers, we are excited to offer this instrument.

Gabriel Jacquet Double Bass

A fine example of the double basses made by Gabriel Jacquet in the French town of Mirecourt.


Northern Italian Double Bass

This handsome Italian double bass was made in the Northern part of Italy in the nineteenth century.

Simandl Maggini Double Bass

We are pleased to offer this unique solo instrument, former property of the legendary Franz Simandl.

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Gand & Bernardel Fres Double Bass

There is no introduction needed for this beautiful instrument.

Mirecourt Double Bass

This lovely instrument is in near mint condition and features lovely rich deep red-brown varnish.

Thibouville Lamy Double Bass

A French double bass made for Jêrome Thibouville Lamy, Paris and London, by the Buthod workshop.

Peter Wamsley Double Bass

This handsome early English double bass was made in London around 1730.