The top of this bass is fine grain book matched quarter-sawn Sitka Spruce. The back is flat and made of book matched quarter-sawn walnut.
"The description I have been using is that #20 sounds like dark chocolate tastes! The consistency of the tone and the timbre in all registers and across the strings is amazing. I have never encountered anything like this in a new instrument and certainly not in this price range."
Principal Bassist - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra Professor of Double Bass/Coordinator of Strings - George Mason University
* This bass was awarded a medal for tone at the Violin Society of America's competition in 2012.
Here is a fun clip of Glenn Dewey playing his Seth Kimmel bass on David Letterman!