Old Photos of an Earlier Housewright:
#18 Maple Sides and Back
40 3/8 inch string
41 1/2 inch body
6 1/8 inch rib at button
9 inch rib at saddle
18 inch upper bout
13 inch c bout
25 1/2 inch lower bout
Despite being barely a 3/4 size at best, this bass has lots of power and projects wonderfully, all the way down to that low c.
Bigger isn't always better.
#33 Western Maple sides and back; Sitka Spruce top
completed March 2014
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Sean Peterson, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Musicology Univ. of Oregon, on his Kimmel Housewright (#3)
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