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SOLD 3/4 Gruenert Bass from 1980

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Ivandovich, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Ivandovich


    Mar 29, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    New York
    A well maintained 3/4 (bordering on 7/8) size by German builder; Gruenert. www.gruenert.com

    Bass was built in 1980, I bought it used in Norway in the mid-90s.
    Mainly been used for classical playing and sounds stellar for that, but it would also be a great bass for jazz etc.

    Pick up in Brooklyn.
    Asking price $6500


    European maple neck, belly, and ribs with a spruce top plate.


    String length 41” / 105cm

    Upper bout 20”/51cm
    Thickness 8 3/4” / 22cm

    Lower bout 27 1/2” / 70cm
    Thickness 9” /23cm

    Bottom to scroll 76” /193cm
    Body height 45 1/4"

    Width at nut 4.6 cm


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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  2. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    this may me an ignorant question, but what designates this as 4/4?

    from the measurements this looks like a pretty standard 3/4, no?

    just curious. cool bass regardless.
  3. Ivandovich


    Mar 29, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    You have a point, I also think it's more like a 7/8 or 3/4, the reason I initially wrote 4/4 was that when I sent photos of the bass to Gruenert himself to have him identify the model, he said it was his 4/4 model from the 80s.. so I just put that up here.. going to change it.. thanks for the heads up :)
    groooooove likes this.
  4. Veragon


    Feb 19, 2008
    Miami, Florida
    I have a 4/4 model grunert bass from '82. It is a cannon! I believe he calls it his 4/4 model because the lower bouts are quite large (yet the upper bouts are very modest for playability)... also the bass ribs are pretty thick. And all of his string lengths are 105cm.
  5. birgebass

    birgebass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Nice looking instrument. Too bad it isn't closer to me. I bet it would be a good jazz bass. GLWTS
    labravajazz likes this.
  6. basspipe


    Dec 19, 2004
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