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"molto vecchio nonno del contrabasso"


Gasparo Da Salò (1542 to 1609), one of the greatest makers and possibly originator of the contrabasso, is the inspiration Benedict has used to combine a number of his instruments and create this classic, powerful sounding model with a contemporary feel.


"Giovane sorella bionda"

This is the second Da Salò inspired model made from the exactly same timber as the first successful  instrument, however this one was given a lighter varnish and then fitted with a wonderful 'C' extension in the USA by maker Corey Swan. 

The back, sides and scroll are all made from the same block of fine,amazingly stunning slab cut Italian Maple.

Combined with a wonderful Spruce top from the Swiss Alps. 

Benedict's attention to detail makes for a truly unique interpretation of this enduring and timeless model with it's wonderful sound.




Upper bout:     54 cm

Middle bout:     34 cm

Lower bout:      67 cm

Body length:    110.5 cm

String length:   106 cm

Ribs:                    22:14.5 cm


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This instrument is now in the USA with Double Bass maker Zachary Martin

For purchasing details or further information, please contact

Zachary S. Martin


All information and prices are correct at time of uploading. Price variances may occur due to exchange rates.     


Puglisi - "Da Salò due" 2017- With Extension


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