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Abraham Prescott (LaFaro) Bass Violin ( Not Available for Sale)
 
Abraham Prescott (LaFaro) Bass Violin ( Not Available for Sale)



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Abraham Prescott (LaFaro) Bass Violin
3/4 Size, Flatback Model
Gamba Upper Corners, Bussetto Lower Corners
Made in New Hampshire, USA c. 1825
Former property of Scott LaFaro

  • Top table is a three-piece plate of slab-cut fir
  • Back table is a two-piece plate of moderately flamed maple with ebony inlay at the center joint
  • Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table
  • Scroll and neck are copies of Prescott made by Barrie Kolstein in 1987
  • Tuners are copies of Parson gears
  • Varnish is brownish amber
  • Excellent condition
  • Overall body length: 43 1/2 in.
  • Width at the upper bout: 19 3/4 in.
  • Width at the center bout: 13 1/2 in.
  • Width at the lower bout: 26 1/2 in.
  • Mensure (string length): 41 1/4 in.

The only known video of Scott Lafaro playing his Prescott Bass, which was made in 1825 in Concord, New Hampshire by Abraham Prescott. This clip is an excerpt from the April 1958 Bobby Troup 'Stars of Jazz' show featuring the Richie Kamuca Quintet The Prescott bass was heavily damaged by fire in the accident that took Scotty's life, but was restored by Barrie Kolstein.


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