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French Trade Double Bass 3/4

This recently restored instrument is a wonderful example of the French Mirecourt Double Basses.  Having a carved maple back with matching scroll and ribs, this instrument has huge warmth and power.

Ideal for orchestral applications but would also suit powerful jazz playing. 

This instrument has just been fitted with a new neck and fingerboard and has been set up with comfort in mind.






String Length: 42.5" or 108cm

Body Length: 112.5cm

Upper Bout: 53.5cm 

C Bout: 39cm

Lower Bout: 66cm

Ribs: 17cm (at neck) to 20cm (bottom bout)

Ratio: 42.5:62.4

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*This instrument has been sold*


For further information, please contact us through the contact page on our website.



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