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.

Private Sales

For the very finest double basses we offer our clients a selection of instruments privately.

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Ernst Reinhold Schmidt Double Bass

A very fine German double bass in excellent original condition.

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Hawkes & Son Panormo Double Bass

An excellent example of the double basses supplied by Hawkes & Son in London.

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Neuner & Hornsteiner Double Bass

A beautiful example of the big double basses made by Neuner & Hornsteiner.

French Double Bass

A Handsome Nineteenth-Century French Double Bass.

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Northern English Double Bass

This handsome instrument was made in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Pietro Antonio Testore Double Bass

A top-class Milanese double bass from the third generation of the Testore dynasty.

Giacomo Rivolta Double Bass

A top-class Italian double bass made in Milan by this sought-after maker.

Pier Luigi Galetti Double Bass

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

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Gabriel Jacquet Double Bass

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

Ex Simandl 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 a 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.