This stunning double bass was handmade in our Belair workshop by our Luthier Ben McLachlan in 2010. It has been owned by a professional musician ever since, and carefully cared for and maintained. The sound has only improved over time, and this instrument is exquisite to listen to.
It is a French style Bass inspired by Francois Rabbath’s, Charles Quenoil double bass. It is made from flamed European Maple and bearclaw Spruce. It has a raised saddle, lightweight tail piece, Belgium bridge and ebony handles on the Rubner French machine heads. The fingerboard is angled in slightly, making the player more comfortable and the neck is thin and easy to play but strong (reinforced with a carbon fibre truss rod). The ribs are a little deeper than the standard Quenoil giving a full bottom end.
This is a rare opportunity to own a unique, completely Australian made instrument, at a much lower price than new. Ben McLachlan double basses are currently only available via commission, and at a considerably higher price. It comes with a pre-loved burgandy bobelock bass bag in good condition. New Spirocore strings complete the set up.