Concord, New Hampshire Circa 1820
Formerly owned by world renowned Jazz Bassist Arvel Shaw
This historic pedigree bass was played with Louis Armstrong and can be seen
being played by Arvel Shaw in the movie “High Society”.
Top table is a two piece sectional table of medium vertical grain spruce
back is a two piece sectional table of figured maple
Ribs of matching character figured maple to that of the back table
There are decorative Prescott outer molding adjoining top and back tables
on all ribs
The scroll is original of plain grain maple with highly flamed maple neck
Gears – brass individual tuners mounted on brass plates.
The varnish is a magnificent deep reddish brown color.
Overall Body Length 47-1/2″
Width across the upper bout 21-1/4″
Width across the center bout 16 3/4″
Width across the lower bout 28 1/8″
Mensure 42 3/4″