Over the years, Lemur has stocked the contemporary work of many major bass makers such as Pollmann, Wilfer, Stoll, Scaramelli, and Arvi. We have taken their 'stock' models and we have collaborated with them to create 'Lemur Exclusive' models. We base our knowledge on years of experience talking to both the Makers and Players, like yourself. It is a very exciting and interesting position to hold -- ours here at Lemur Music.
We offer telephone support for all your questions about these wonderful bass makers. Call us if you desire a custom bass. We offer advanced positioning in the production line of many makers and can deliver commissioned basses more quickly than you'd imagine.
Double Bass makers often grapple with presenting a design that combines lots of air volume and playability. This is an unusual Dresden™ Model Bass.It’s actually a ¾ size bass, unlike most of the 7/8 Dresden Basses we usually have in stock.Because of its smaller size, this bass is one of the easiest to get around on in the entire shop. Look at the rear view to see how the E-flat neck is perched high upon very sloping shoulders. This allows easy access to the upper-most registers. Both the top and the back of the instrument are very highly vaulted. It's dark, responsive, and very even; must be played to be believed.
Handmade by George Borun, a southern California instrument builder. Beautiful woods are used throughout; note the flamed back and sides. A carved button on the heel of the neck features the maker's initials, GAB. This artist's research into violin making led him to a more "English" styling. The instrument has a very good sound, with a deep, robust lower register, a clear mid- range, and a sweet, singing upper register to boot.
We recently ran this bass thru the workshop to fine-tune its sound and playability. It's in tip-top good shape, with excellent Deep dark robust tones.
We've taken this well-played in bass to a new level by refurbishing it a bit. New Bridge, Endpin, reshaped fingerboard, and the All-Pro Lemur Setup for maximum playability. We rate this one A+. Gamba Form bass, upgraded model, endicia "Emanuel Wilfer" circa 1978. Light red-brown color. Extra nice spruce top. Easy playabililty with 42" scale - an excellent choice for a "move-up student." Right now this bass has Spirocore Mediums on it for jazz play. But we think it could go either way with a customized setup for its next owner. Please click on title above for more pictures.
We are pleased as punch to have Tosca™ Lemur Exclusive Upright Bass back in stock!This Antique Italian Style bass is gorgeous, lush and full, with eye-popping beauty and an earful of wonderful bass tone. Made with poplar back and sides for a warm sound, a spruce top for crisp focused tone, and hand-rubbed finish in Stoll’ssignature red-brown varnish. Heavy duty tuning machines, extra tall bridge, can be set up for jazz play or orchestra. SPL: 41” Handmade in Germany.
Roland Wilfer has used his most well-aged wood for this antique reproduction bass.It’s a copy of a well-known Amati bass, scaled up just a dab to give maximum volume and projection.I’d like to draw your attention to the proportion of the waist (C-bout).It is long, lean, and oh so easy for your bow, whether on the upbow or down.The top is made from 80-year-old aged spruce.The back from super hard aged maple.Rubner’s antique iron machines offer a very pleasing look with all the convenience of modern machines.The antique brown oil varnish is just superb, complimenting the appearance.
As always, your satisfaction with any bass you buy from Lemur Music is guaranteed.We will work diligently with you to fit the right bass to your play and your aspiring career.Please feel free to call me; I am here to answer all your questions and to guide you thru your bass buying decision. Toni Buffa
Heidelberg™ is a Gamba Form bass with Easy Arco Access from the sloped shoulders, slightly enlarged C-bout, and taller bridge.The nicely swelled back & sides add extra capacity in the body making plenty of volume for orchestra play.We have the top carved to Lemur Specs and a special sizing on the bass bar which releases very good fundamental on the low strings. Back and sides are poplar, the top is spruce.We order Stoll basses in a rich, dark red-brown finish that is hand rubbed to a glossy luster.Heidelberg is available in 3-4 size for advancing players as well as 4-4 size which really has the power to anchor a section.
Heidelberg™ Bass in 4/4 size is an excellent candidate for a Lemur Music Gated Extension Machine. Her size and strength will easily accommodate the extra tension of the machine, and produce the deep fundamentals you need on the Long Fourth String. All gates are adjustable along the length of the extension fingerboard enabling our Luthiers to fine-tune each position, calculating exactly for each bass’s precise tuning requirements.
E. Wilfer Prague® Model 7/8 sized double bass is a full-bodied orchestra bass with a rich tone, a deep fundamental, and pleasing amount of volume. The violin form is well proportioned with easy access across the (slightly droopy) shoulders and plenty of bow room in the longer waist. Using a smaller 7/8 pattern makes a nice orchestra sized bass that is easy to get around on.Note the 41” SPL. Lemur Music has long insisted that Wilfer make basses no more than 42” to accommodate a greater range of players.Prague differs from Arco-Boss being a bit smaller but having a more lyrical sounding graduation of the top plus the new bass bar configuration.Please click thru to see the video.... thank you. TB
We have a bass circa 1900, labeled “copy Antonio Stradivarius, Czecho-Slovakia,” gamba corners, fully carved, curly maple back and sides, with a fine-grained spruce top. --- Extra profile on scroll box and heel block indicates a higher quality instrument at manufacture; New tuning machines, endpin, and fingerboard; Bass is in very good condition. The finish is old and well-worn but consistent with age of instrument. This bass has been owned and played by a very well-respected bassist in California for the past twenty years. We've nudged the price down just a tad to make her a bit more attractive. Please call for more information, 800-246-2277.