Christopher Double Basses

The Christopher range covers student's instruments as well as replicas of old master instruments like our Amati and Gofriller models.

Our double basses are available in three models: Gamba, Violin and Busetto. Besides 7/8 and 3/4 sizes, we offer fractional sized double basses in 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/10. Our 7/8 basses are also available as 5 string models.
All models are also available as lefthanded versions upon request.
models

Gamba, Violin and Busetto model          

Academy DB102 (Gamba) model Academy DB100

  • available models: Gamba (DB102; picture right), Violin (DB103)
  • laminated top, back and sides; fully arched; hand carved maple neck and scroll
  • ebony fingerboard
  • adjustable bridge
  • stained hardwood tailpiece
  • single brass machines
  • finished in dark amber brown with shading; high gloss and semi gloss are available.

 

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Concert DB203 (Violin) modelConcert DB200

  • available models: Gamba (DB202), Violin (DB103, picture right) and Busseto (DB204)
  • laminated spruce top, laminated flamed maple back and sides; fully arched; hand carved maple neck and scroll
  • ebony fingerboard - the best ebony from West Africa
  • adjustable bridge
  • stained hardwood tailpiece
  • single brass machines
  • finished in medium to dark amber brown with shading; high gloss and semi gloss are available.

>>> NEW: now available with Removable Neck option <<<

Professional DB303 (Violin) modelProfessional DB300 (Hybrid)

  • available models: Gamba (DB302), Violin (DB303; picture right) and Busseto (DB304)
  • hand carved spruce top with inlaid purfling, laminated flamed maple back and sides; fully arched; hand carved maple neck and scroll
  • ebony fingerboard - the best ebony from West Africa
  • adjustable bridge
  • stained hardwood tailpiece
  • single brass machines
  • finished in medium to dark amber brown with shading; high gloss and semi gloss are available.

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Professional DB303 (Violin) model with Antique finish optionAntique Finish option

  • beautiful hand shaded varnish, available as option for DB200 and DB300 series double basses

Performance DB404 (Busetto) modelProminence DB400

  • available models: Gamba (DB402), Violin (DB403) and Busseto (DB404, picture right)
  • hand carved spruce top, fine flamed maple back and sides
  • ebony fingerboard - the best ebony from West Africa
  • adjustable bridge
  • ebony tailpiece
  • single brass machines, "Rubner" machines available upon request
  • hand spirit varnish in golden brown with shading

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Prominence DB401 (Gamba flatback) modelFlat-back Gamba model with X-bracing is available in this series (DB401).

DB503_front_back11_260Performance DB500

  • available models: Gamba (DB502), Violin (DB503; picture right) and Busseto (DB504)
  • hand carved spruce top, fine flamed maple back and sides, selected woods and superb craftsmanship
  • ebony fingerboard - the best ebony from West Africa
  • adjustable bridge
  • ebony tailpiece
  • "Rubner" machines
  • hand spirit varnish in golden brown with shading

Replica

Master DB600 Gofriller
  • hand carved spruce top, fine flamed maple back and sides, selected woods and superb craftsmanship from individual maker in Christopher's Workshop
  • ebony fingerboard - the best ebony from West Africa
  • Despiau bridge
  • ebony tailpiece
  • "Rubner" machines
  • hand spirit varnish

Beside our standard models, we also offer basses based on old Italian master instruments. (Pictured: Gofriller and Amati model)
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amati

EminenceEminence Portable Upright Bass

Unlike other electric upright bass models with a solid body, the Eminence Portable Upright Bass is a real acoustic instrument. It's smaller and more compact than a standard-size acoustic upright bass. But: the acoustic body has an arched top and bottom, a bass bar and a soundpost - the same structural design as a standard-size double bass. That's why the Eminence sounds and plays like your standard-size double bass, and not just like fretless bass guitar. The unamplified sound of the Eminence is great for practising in the hotel room or if you have sensitively neighbours. Played amplified, the Eminence with its acoustic body sounds like a larger acoustic double bass.The Eminence has a detachable waist extension, and an anti-rotational endpin, the Steady-Foot. That's why it stays very easy in playing position. The string length of 105 cm (= 41-1/4") and a standard-size neck deliver a familiar playing feel and an easy transition from standard-size double bass to portable upright bass.

Whenever you are traveling by car, foot, bus, train or airplane: the compact and lightweight Eminence upright bass is a very easy companion. The body of the Eminence bass is made of laminated spruce- and flamed maple woods, which make it very durable. The Eminence bass is also available with a removable neck option (Eminence RN models). It just takes some minutes to assemble or disassemble the Eminence RN. A steel dovetail joint guarantees a resistant and durable fit. An additional sturdy flight case with wheels is also available - your bass can't travel more safely!

More about the Eminence bass at www.eminence-bass.de.