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French double bass – historic Barbé

Incredible sounding, pristine French double bass crafted in the first half of the nineteenth century. Attributed to Jacques Barbé of Avalon, France, the maker was educated by the Mirecourt instrument makers. This instrument is a viol model, following traditional principles. The flat back has a gradual taper in the upper bouts, it has no bend…
  • double bass, France, Mirecourt
  • January 1, 2014