This week we take a look at Italian luthier Anastasio Fasanaro’s Contrabasso model, but this is no ordinary double bass. The unique 1/4 size bass features low profile sides for a slim body and a highly figured, bookmatched curly Italian poplar top. Fasanaro gave it a dark finish for a smoky, elegant aesthetic.
The Contrabasso is fitted with K&K pickups attached to under the ebony fingerboard and on the bridge, which has aluminum adjusters to fix the height. Its modified f-holes give the bass a modern feel while maple accents set off the dark elements of the bass. Fasanaro’s logo is inlaid in maple on the back of the bass, which is finished in a transparent black.
Anastasio Fasanaro Contrabasso Photos:
Anastasio Fasanaro Contrabasso Specs:
|Top:||Two-piece Bookmatched Curly/Flamed Italian Poplar|
|Bridge:||Maple w/Aluminum Adjuster Wheels|
For more information check out Anastasio Fasanaro’s website.