A well made, well proportioned English bass by George
Warburton bearing his full label George Warburton, Maker 1880, Manchester
and similarly signed in ink on the upper inside back. Little is
recorded of this maker, however it is evident from the form and
quality of the workmanship that Warburton was a professional maker
and close follower of the "Master" English bass makers
- namely Lott, Fendt and Kennedy. This classic English instrument
could easily be mistaken for being made by a more recognised maker
and indeed it is possible that a young Warburton was apprenticed
A violin shaped instrument with flat back and angle,
good playable dimensions and nicely made with good materials and
topped by a scroll of good execution.
Fitted with a new fingerboard and quality Barnaby
extension this is an extremely useful professional quality instrument.
Very easy to play and possessing a very deep dark sound.
LOB 44.65in (113.3cm)
St. Length 43in (109 cm)