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The English Double Bass Book Goes To Press

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The English Double Bass Book Goes To Press

The authors of The English Double Bass are pleased to announce their much anticipated tome is now being printed.

Produced by Arpeggio Publishing, the first copies of the limited-edition, leather-bound book will be released at the beginning of September.

Having grown substantially from first conception, the book now contains 766 stunning colour photographs and 100 of England’s finest double basses.

The key makers featured in the book are:

William Baker, John Barrett, John & Arthur Betts, William Booth I & II, James William Briggs, James Brown, The Calow Family, James Cole, George Craske, Thomas Davies, Mark William Dearlove, John Devereux, Thomas Dodd, Richard Duke I, Bernhard Simon Fendt I, Bernhard Simon Fendt II, William Fendt, William Forster II, Simon Andrew Forster, Mathew Furber II, John & Henry John Furber, Samuel Gilkes, William Gilkes, Hart & Son, Hawkes & Son, Joseph Hill I & II, Lockey Hill, William Howarth, Thomas Kennedy, John Frederick Lott I, George Frederick Lott, John Frederick Lott II, Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, Joseph Panormo, George Panormo, Daniel Parker, William Tarr, William Taylor, Charles Theress and Peter Wamsley.

Click HERE to view an example section from the book.

Instruments by Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, John Frederick Lott I and William Tarr are shown in incredible detail on large-size, fold-out pages.

Also included are listings of other English double bass makers, contemporary makers, Dragonetti’s famous Gasparo da Salò, a detailed machine head section and a double bass maker timeline.
Click HERE to view a sample of the machine heads section.

To secure your copy of this unique limited edition work please visit

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