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Busetto corners

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Marcus Johnson, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    That Ebay post got me thinkin'; anybody out there owned, built, or know anything about Busetto-cornered basses? I'm interested in details regarding construction and history.
  2. I know that Pollmann builds basses with Busetto corners. Christopher offers Busetto on all models from plywood on up.

    Call me superficial, but all things being equal, I'd choose a Busetto bass because it looks so damn cool. :p
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Busetto is beautiful. I had a Kaakstein bass from 1890 that was just gorgeous. It allegedly was formerly owned by Serge Koussevitsky's son. If I can figure out how, I'll post a picture.
    They're sometimes referred to as 'Klotz corners', for Matthias Klotz, 1656-1743, Mittenwald.
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Thanks for the input, guys. Dave, that pic of a true "Busetto" cleared things up for me. That is one beautiful bass.

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