This interesting Double Bass is believed to have been made by Mastermaker Josef Rubner around the 1900s.
Josef Rubner worked at Markneukirchen from 1882-1927. Specialist in cellos and double basses, he made models either labelled "Concert" or "Solo". He made a wide variety of other styles of bass, including basses of violin form, highly arched, finely flamed wood, and five strings.
(Universal Diction of Violin and Bow Makers, Henley, 1973 ed.)
A German valuation of this instrument from 1967 states (translated): The instrument is well preserved with normal wear from use.
A warm and grand sound, this carved back instrument is suited to both jazz and classical application.
Full Atelier Puglisi set-up, including:
- fingerboard plane and re-shape
- high quality Spirocore strings
- bridge adjusters and realist pickup
- soundpost adjustment
- ebony tailpiece
Legendary Atelier Puglisi service, including:
- 100% guarantee on all workmanship
- adjustments to tone and set-up at no extra cost
- free fitting with any string or pick-up purchase
This Double Bass has now been sold!
Upper Bout: 51.5cm
C Bout: 36cm
Lower Bout: 66cm
String Length: 42"