Robbie McIntosh, Luthier

Specializing in the Double Bass

For Sale

In 2010 I restored the Domenico Busan, 1749, that bassist Jeremy McCoy plays in the Metropolitan Opera. In 2016 I built McInbass #10 which is modeled after the Busan, and on November 17, 2016 it was awarded a Silver Medal for Tone at the Violin Society of America convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

McInbass #10, Robbie McIntosh, 2016

McInbass #10


McInbass #10

McInbass #10


This bass is constructed with Curly Red Maple back, sides, and neck, and ¬†230-year-old slab-cut Eastern White Pine for the top. The varnish is an “old world” formula for oil varnish from Simone Sacconi, given to me by Lloyd Liu, who worked in Sacconi’s studio. The string length is 42″.

The price is $35,000. This includes a C-extension; a custom-fitted Mooradian Deluxe bag (green); a tool kit for adjusting the C-extension; a quarter-nut for tool-free quick change to standard EADG tuning with the extension removed; a full nut for EADG tuning with the extension and the E closure removed.

Please call or send an e-mail for more information or to arrange to borrow the instrument for trial. (518) 677-3151;