Old Double Basses For Sale

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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.

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

Giuseppe Marconcini Double Bass

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

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.

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Bernhard Simon Fendt II 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.

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Joseph Tarr Double Bass

Made by Joseph Tarr, Manchester in 1899, this rare double bass clearly shows the influence of his father.

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John Betts Double Bass

We are proud to offer this stunning double bass made by John Betts in London around 1820.

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.

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Francois Pillement Double Bass

A well presented double bass made by Francois Pillement in Mirecourt, France.

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.

Camillo Mandelli Double Bass

Camillo Mandelli is a well respected Northern Italian maker of the early 20th Century.

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 was made in London around 1730.

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