Aluminum Double Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by fbregar, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. I have a friend that acquired an old aluminum double bass viol. I would like to find out more info for him regarding the manufacturer, links, MSRP, and what it is possibly worth today. The only info on the inside is a number 537. I guess that's the serial number?

    Any info would be appreciated. Send to my email:

    Thanks, Frank
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
  3. One luthier tells me Ford, another tells me Alcoa aluminum company. I have also seen an aluminum cello.
    oh the sound of aluminum :( :mad: :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I just want to know if it is kiln-dried aluminum or naturally aged?
  5. Naturally aged aluminum, I guess????
  6. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    These things were made by the Pfretschner Co. in Czechoslovakia. Best bet--take off the neck and top, attach a small outboard to the tailblock, and you've got a nice little dinghy. Make sure the seams are tight first!
  7. flypa38


    Apr 17, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I saw one on ebay a couple months ago made by Grumman aircraft company in the 20's or 30's.....might be????