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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: frankbregar@netscape.net

    Thanks, Frank
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    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 Supporting Member

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO 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
    New Mexico. 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????

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