** SOLD ** Maggini copy Italian bass located in Ottawa, Canada. This bass features violin corners, a four-piece rounded back, double purfling (a classic Maggini trademark), a fully chromatic C extension made by Bill Merchant, "Knobel" tuning machines from Gallery Strings, a carved tailpiece, and a Vektor contact microphone "pickup" located discreetly in the bass-side bridge foot. If you are not familiar with this pickup, it has amazing sound reproduction and the installation is extremely neat. This instrument is believed to have been made by an an unknown Italian maker in the mid-1960s. All aspects of the workmanship are excellent. String length: 41 1/2" Back length (excluding button): 43" Upper bout: 21 Centre bout: 15" Lower bout: 26 1/2" Rib depth: 8 1/2" This bass is in pristine condition. It has an extremely resonant body, a huge sound, and is very satisfying to play. It is suitable for playing all kinds of music. While the shoulders are high, they do not get in the way as the neck is set out quite far from the body. A preamp for the Vektor pickup will be included with the bass. Photos and other information available at: http://www.adriancho.com/Photos/Italian bass It kills me to have to part with this bass but I am forced to do so for financial reasons. It's a great bass for any kind of music with an incredibly resonant body.