Viennese bass

In our master workshop, double basses are made entirely by hand, as was done in the 18th century. Due to the intensive manual work, which takes several hundred hours per instrument, our instruments are only available on request. In addition to numerous professional musicians, our instruments are also played here, for example, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Slovak National Theatre, City Theatre Klagenfurt, University of Arts Graz, and many more.
Our Viennese model is based on bass by Johann Joseph Stadlmann. Through the study and repair of countless Viennese double basses of the 18. and In the 19th century, we adapted and modernized this bass. A bass that can do everything, this model is made as a 4 or 5 string and used by many professional musicians and orchestras. Be it as a solo bass with the Wiener Symphoniker or the Slovak National Theatre, as an orchestral bass, or as a solo bass in the hands of important musicians. Scale: 103 – 108 cm as desired.
Here is a small selection of our instruments made so far (waiting list currently about 16 months)

K&T Bass:
Demonstration Model, „Antique II“ built 2021

5-strings “Convertible” String-length 105cm

Lots of working hours go in our Italian oil varnish, and even more working hours go into the work of antiquing it. Carefully placed wear and tear, little damages go into making this new bass look old. Every „dent“ has a story, we just tell it fast. Our luxury package gives the impression of an old bass.

This is one of our 5-String “convertible” basses. It can easily be mounted as 4-String bass (Solo, Orchestra or Jazz). The instrument is delivered with two tailpieces and different bridges to accommodate every need. Changing the bass from 5 to 4 strings (and vice versa) can be done by yourself. After we teach you how to do it in our workshop.

K&T Viennese Model 2021, 4-String

4-string bass, string length 104,5 cm

Our Viennese Model as 4 string bass. A properly made high end instrument is not bound to a musical genre, we are proud to say: This bass can do it all! Solo, Orchestra and Jazz – put on the strings of your choice and you will love the sound. This model is found in the hands of the best musicians and on the most beautiful stages. Check out our „new double basses“ section for more information.

K&T 2022, privately owned

Spruce top, maple back and ribs.

Golden varnish, string length 105cm.

Privately owned, manufactured in 2013

Spruce top, maple back and sides made of the finest shell maple. Amber oil lacquer on a golden ground.

Owned by Wiener Symphoniker, made 2015

One of our first 5-strings. Spruce top, maple back and ribs. Reddish-brown lacquer on a golden ground.

This instrument has already been heard with one of our favourite orchestras at hundreds of concerts worldwide! An identical bass of this model from 2017 is also used by the solo bassist of the orchestra.

Privately owned, manufactured in 2016

Spruce top, maple back and ribs. Wine-red oil varnish on a golden ground.

Owned by Kunst Universität Graz KUG, made 2016

Spruce top, maple back and ribs.

Black lacquer on a golden ground. Oil painted.

Owned by Slovakia National Theatre – solo bass, made in 2018

Commissioned work for the “Bratislava Opera” and its solo bassist Marjan Vavro

Spruce top, maple back and ribs. Wine-red oil varnish on a golden ground.

Privately owned, manufactured in 2020

Spruce top, maple back and ribs.

Lots of working hours go in our Italian oil varnish, and even more working hours go into the work of antiquing it. Carefully placed wear and tear, little damages go into making this new bass look old. Every „dent“ has a story, we just tell it fast. Our luxury package gives the impression of an old bass.

Discontinued models

Italian Model
Solo Model
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