Roland Wilfer has used his most well aged wood for this antique reproduction bass. Itís a copy of a well-known Amati bass, scaled up just a dab to give maximum volume and projection. Iíd 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. Rubnerís 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.
The original asking price of $16,500 did not find a good home for Amati. I very much want to place this bass in the hands of a younger orchestra professional who may not have the funds to buy an older bass, but needs a bass that will carry its own weight in the section.
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.
Amati Bass is offered with free-shipping within the Continental US. Please inquire about shipping credits for international. Buyer pays Shipping insurance $240. (800-246-2277)