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E.M. Pöllmann Bass Verona Model Gamba Form 3/4 size
Labeled 657 Anno 1976. Handmade in Mittenwald, Germany
Ornamental carving back, front, and ribs.
The original light amber varnished has aged to a lovely, dark golden amber. In the shadow it appears a bit reddish.
This bass is in excellent health, no major repairs. Edges are clean for the most part, varnish is intact with only a few small dents and dings, as would be expected with a 40+ year old bass. Highly flamed maple back and sides, typical Pollmann scraped spruce top reveals the "years" nicely. Machines are older nickel chrome in good working condition but looking a bit tired.
This bass has the sloped shoulders typical of Verona Model. It would be a very easy playing bass for a smaller player, who might want a more compact Pollmann bass. The sound is big and clear due to the generously vaulted top and back, and standard Pollmann 9.25" lower bout ribs.