"molto vecchio nonno del contrabasso"
Gasparo Da Salò (1542 to 1609), one of the greatest makers and possibly originator of the contrabasso, is the inspiration Benedict has used to combine a number of his instruments and create this classic, powerful sounding model with a contemporary feel.
The back, sides and scroll are all made from the same block of fine, slab cut Italian Maple. Combined with a wonderful Spruce top from the Swiss Alps and fitted with indigenous Australian Eucalyptus fittings. Benedict's attention to detail makes for a truly unique interpretation of this enduring and timeless model with it's wonderful sound.
Upper bout: 54 cm
Middle bout: 34 cm
Lower bout: 67 cm
Body length: 110.5 cm
String length: 106 cm