Paul N. Bryant - Fine English Double Basses

Bryant Double Basses:-

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Arched back jazz or student bass - In Stock

A very affordable bass. Made from solid Maple, with a fine grain spruce front, and a good ebony fingerboard. The instrument is of Chinese origin but has been finished, oil varnished, and fitted up in the workshop. The neck has the correct over-stand for modern playing, something often overlooked in a budget instrument. Would make a good jazz gigging bass, being of fairly robust construction, and also has a good arco sound, fitted with an adjustable bridge. A nice bass for very little money at £2,250. ONO.

Gamba model - In Stock

Attractive gamba bass in the French style with beautifully figured maple carved back and sides, and fine grained spruce front, not one of my basses, although I have done a lot of work on it, including the head and neck, and the varnishing, fitted with a good ebony fingerboard, quality French pattern machines and an adjustable bridge, suitable for any type of playing, would suit an advanced student, on a limited budget. Fitted with Evah Pirazzi strings. Price £3,250.00

New John Lott Model. - In Stock

This Lott model double bass, is my swan song, my very last instrument. Like some of the basses Lott produced, it is made in the Brescian style with double purfling and Brescian F holes. The back is of English poplar, the sides are English sycamore, and the front of fine grain Alpine spruce. The instrument as usual is covered in golden red brown oil varnish. This would be a good bass for the advanced student or young professional. Length of back 44.5 ins. string stop 40 ins. 104 cm. I am really pleased with this, my final offering to the bass world, which was made in the latter part of 2018.

Modified 'Soloist' model bass - Sold

This is a new model for me, Built on the same mould as my ' Soloist ' model, but with a slighty larger upper bout, the back length is much the same at 43" , and with a 41" stop. The back, sides and head are of English sycamore of light figure, the front table is moderate grained Apine spruce, widening out at the flanks, with beautiful medullary rays. The instrument is covered in a golden oil varnish Would suit advanced student heading to music college, would also make a good jazz bass. Very moderatly priced, email for details. This bass is now sold.

New Soloist bass - Sold

This is my latest 'Soloist' model double bass, no. 122 and also probably the last, so if you want one, get it now. The back is of English poplar, the sides and neck are of lightly figured sycamore, The front is a lovely piece of Sitka spruce cut some 30 plus years ago. Length of back 43ins, string stop 40.5 the instrument is covered in a golden brown oil varnish, the bass is fitted with Spirocore strings. This bass is now sold.

George Panormo model - Sold

This bass is no. 43 circa 2002 I have recently exchanged it for a smaller bass of mine. This bass is in very good condition and is made from beautifully figured English sycamore, with a very fine grain Sitka spruce front. A large ¾ size instrument, a fine mature bass for the serious orchestral musician, amateur or professional, at a very reasonable price. Length of back 44.5 ins. string stop 41.5 ins. Fitted with Thomastik Bel Canto strings. This bass is now sold

'Soloist' model double bass - Sold

This model has, over the years, been my most popular double bass, and many have been made using both sycamore, and poplar for the backs. This model has back, sides and head from figured English sycamore, and a front of Sitka spruce, cut some 30 plus years ago, the instrument is covered in a golden brown oil varnish. Length of back 43ins, string stop 40.5ins. This bass is now sold.

John Lott model - Sold

This Lott model bass is one of my more modestly priced basses, ideal for an advanced student of keen amateur player on a budget, would also make a good jazz bass. Constructed of mainly un-figured wood, although it does have a rather attractive poplar back, and a front of open grain Sitka spruce cut in the 1970s. The instrument is covered in a golden brown oil varnish. Please email for more details. This bass is now sold.