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Matteo Gofriller model bass, $8,500

This Matteo Gofriller model has a wonderful majestic shape and sound.  The upper bouts (shoulders) on this one are just a tad 'fuller' across.  Still having some nice sloping shoulders, just enough to offer some ease for the higher registers, but still has that 'big' sound.

We offer 4 new models:

We labelled this one Gofriller, but there is plenty of doubt on the exact model providence of who originally made this one.  This exact model was copied and drawn several years ago by Canadian bass maker, Peter Chandler whom lived in Toronto with a close association with the bass section there. At the time, a player there owned a nice bass that they often attributed to Gofriller. While Gofriller made many cellos (he died in 1742) there is only one well documented bass.  Whomever made this model, it works and is definitely Italian. 

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Here are the dimensions of our Gofriller model:  The upper bouts (or shoulders) of the bass measure XX across.  While still sloping a bit, these are a tad wider than the Busan model.  The C bouts XX", the lower bouts XX" with a nice string length of 41 1/2" 

Like our other 3 audition level orchestra models we offer, the back is a fully carved and not flat, is Carpatian maple and the top, Spruce.  We use all the same deluxe qualitiy 'fittings': The best Rubner tuners (antiqued brass) made in Germany, the special imported French Aubert or Despiau bridges. 

What about a warranty?  We have a great all inclusive 3 year warranty.  See what we say about our new bass warranty.

Some beginner information about bass professional orchestra bass auditions: www.stringemporium.com/orchestra-bass-auditions.htm