Available at Lemur Berkeley Store ...510-969-2277
G.A. Pfretzschner Bass, 7/8 size, Flatback Bass, Gamba Form
Labeled G.A. Pfretzschner, handmade in Markneukirchen, Germany c1910.
Beautiful full-grained spruce top, maple back & sides.
We re-furbished the finish on this gorgeous old flatback when we moved her to the Berkeley Shop, so the intense, bright, golden undertones are really shining through the red-brown varnish. This Bass is a 7/8 size Gamba, Flatback, with a perfectly placed kerf, also still intact and in good repair. It’s been played as an orchestra bass for the last 100 years, and has developed the deep, dark, robust fundamental that you need to stand out in the section. The flatback makes for ‘up-close” access with the sloped shoulders contributing to the ease of play. The longer C-bout affords plenty of bow arm. We have re-worked the fingerboard for a smooth touch and tuned the bass accordingly. The overall health of the bass is quite good. Notice the f-holes are still nice and flat. Some rib cracks were repaired two decades ago and are stable. Custom Gig Bag included.
Please call 800-246-2277 for more information. We will happily customize this bass to your individual playing preferences.