Original Instruments
Handmade Double Basses by Gian Pangaro.
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Pangaro Bass No. 1

Completed June 2021, Bass #1 is a 7/8 size gamba model based loosely on a bass by William Tarr of Manchester, England, 1850.

The geometry and ergonomics of the instrument have been updated to modern standards, creating an extremely playable, large-bodied instrument well-suited to orchestral and jazz playing.

Bass No. 1 is currently in use in the NY Metropolitan Opera.

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  • String Length: 41.5" (1054mm)
  • Upper bout: 530mm
  • Center bout: 365mm
  • Lower bout: 700mm
  • Length of body: 1130mm
  • Rib Depth: 206mm - 160mm
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back, ribs, neck: Flamed Eastern Red Maple from a single tree
  • Flatback with Responsive (Tucker) Bracing
  • Sloane tuners with custom ebony handles


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