• Fuber Double Bass full front image
  • Fuber Double Bass full front image
  • Fuber Double Bass back
  • Fuber Double Bass left side
  • Fuber Double Bass right side
  • Fuber Double Bass left scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass front scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass front scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass right scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass rear scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass rear scroll
  • Fuber Double Bass f-hole left
  • Fuber Double Bass f-hole right

Northern English Double Bass

This handsome and huge-sounding instrument was made in the second half of the nineteenth century in the northern part of England. Competing with the viol model double basses made by William Tarr and his followers in Manchester, other makers from the north of England preferred to take their inspiration from the double basses made a century earlier in London. This instrument clearly shows the inspiration from old London with its English Stainer-style soundholes, wide purfling, and tubby arch. The head is a fine example of that made by Hawkes & Son and was most likely fitted during conversion to four strings.

String Length:

106.7cm

Length of Back:

114.9cm

Rib Depth:

20.8cm

Upper Bout:

52.2cm

Middle Bout:

38.2cm

Lower Bout:

69.5cm

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