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Alfred Meyer 3/4 ?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by zoulman, May 12, 2004.

  1. zoulman


    May 12, 2004
    Hello folks,
    I'm an owner of a Alfred Meyer 3/4 doublebass. Haven't found much info about this bass and wonder if anyone out there knows anything!? How much can it be worth? How can I check how old it is? And so on... It has some few cracks on the front and the right side. Otherwise really nice.

    It has an OLD sticker inside:
    > Alfred Meyer
    > Spezialität: Contrabässe nud Cellos
    > Markneukirchen i. Sa
    > Bergstrasse 559.

    Any ideas?! :meh:
  2. I couldn't find much on this maker. The Jalovec Encyclopedia of Violin Makers (Volume 2) had the following: "Meyer, Alfred Kurt; Markneukirchen. b. 13. 9. 1904. Son and pupil of Alfred Gustav M. worked with his father and after the latter's death concentrated on the productin of concert cellos and doublebasses." It also shows an example of his (1961) label and branding.
  3. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Here's one for sale here; http://stringemporium.com/basscafe.htm

    Meyer, Alfred Gustav. Born 1872. Worked at Markneukirchin. Died 1947. Specialised in making "superior" trade 'cellos and double basses. Assisted by son, Alfred Kurt (born 1904).
    Note: Information copied from Henley Book.
  4. zoulman


    May 12, 2004
    Thank you... :hyper: the more info I get the better! Btw, my bass looks exacly like the link above! Perhaps lighter brown...
  5. Norre


    Jan 5, 2001
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Actually the company is still in business. I saw them at the Musikmesse in Germany last month.

    Here are some pics:



    However, I don't have any contact information.
    Hope this helps.
  6. Norre


    Jan 5, 2001
    Antwerp, Belgium
    OK. I did some surfin' and found some info about the company:

    Alfred Meyer Meisterkontrabässe Günter u. Marco Focke GbR

    Wernitzgrüner Str. 39
    08258 Markneukirchen

    Phone: +49 (0)37422/2819
    Fax: +49 (0)37422/2819
    www: www.meyer-contrabass.de
    Email: info@meyer-contrabass.de

    Maybe they can tell you more about your instrument.