This double bass is a copy to the original Gasparo da Salò model, circa 1550, 7% smaller. These new proportions allow a greater ease of playing and is similar to 4/4 double basses, orchestras.
This instrument with these specific measures was made at the request of the virtuoso Maxime Bibeau who currently plays with the original double bass Gasparo da Salò at the chamber music ensemble ACO, Australian Chamber Orchestra.
The decorative patterns other than the double purfling on the two-piece flat back were customized for the musician.
The height of the ribs is similar to the original.
The volute is the same size as the original with the same sculptural characteristics but the pegbox is not a copy in fact the original is not by da Salò.
- The table top is of European fir with bear claw.
- The two-piece back is curly flamed maple from the Balkans.
- The ribs are of the same wood as the back.
- The neck is of European flamed maple.
- The C extension Lamario with 4 ebony carved capos.
The neck is removable for transport and adjustable for tension angle.
The nut is adjustable in height.
The ebony tailpiece cable is adjustable with an integrated mechanism in the bottom of the tailpiece.
- Body length : 113.0 cm
- Body width :
- Upper : 56.0 cm
- Lower : 72.2 cm
- Ribs width :
- Upper : 13.5 cm
- Lower : 21.0 cm
- Length string : 42"
Photographer: Ladislas Kadyszewski