Paul N. Bryant - Fine English Double Basses

Bryant Double Basses:-

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Small 3/4 bass - Sold

This is my small model jazz bass I have recently made, easy to transport and squeeze onto a small stage, yet with a full acoustic sound as good as many bigger basses, both pizz and arco. Would also suit a student of smaller stature. The measurements are: length of back 41ins 104cm. upper bout 18.75ins, 48cm. lower bout 24ins, 61cm. ribs 8ins, 20cm. String stop 40ins, 115cm. The back is of English poplar, the ribs and head of sycamore, and the front is of open grain alpine spruce. The instrument is covered in a golden oil varnish. This bass is being offered at a very special price, email for details. This bass is now sold.

Michael Glass double bass - Sold

German double bass by Michael Glass, circa 2000, a good 3/4 jazz or student bass, in good playing condition, a new neck has been fitted with the correct overstand for modern playing, a good robust bass that will stand up to the rigors of giging. Includes a good quality cover. Check out what these basses cost now. offers around £2300 This bass is now sold.

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, the most popular of my basses The back is of English poplar, the sides and neck are of lightly figured sycamore, and the front of open grain alpine spruce. Length of back 43ins, string stop 40.5 This bass is now sold, but another is under construction.

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.

Kennedy model - Sold

Following the Thomas Kennedy model, this is one of my less expensive basses, (are any of my basses expensive). An ideal student instrument, this would take you right into the profession, or good acoustic jazz bass. Made with plain maple sides, a back of English poplar, and a front of open grained Sitka spruce, a great bass for a reasonably modest outlay. Length of back 44.5", 113cm, width of upper bouts 21.5" 55cm, bottom bouts 26.5" 67cm, depth of ribs 8.5" 22cm, string stop 41.25" 104.5cm. One of the very last of my bigger 4 string orchestral basses, fitted with Spirocore strings, email for price or to come and try it. This bass is now sold.