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Swanson No 63 Swansons Fiddle Shop, Pittsburgh PA No 63 1965

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Unique Handcrafted Bass from 1965
   
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SOLD: Swanson Double Bass

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  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
  • SOLD: Swanson Double Bass
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Pictured here is a giant Swanson bass from Pennsylvania.  The label identifies it as from the Swanson Fiddle Shop in Pittsburgh, No. 63 "Symphony." The instrument is believed to be from 1965. No one knows the actual number of Swanson basses made.

Apparently made with a factory neck, then freely built to large dimensions, Swansons have a reputation for being, as one player put it, "Crudely built but with GREAT sound."

Unique and a lot of fun to play,  this bass was once used in the Pittsburgh Symphony (Charlie Haden was known to have taken a turn on a Swanson!).  Price includes a blue Messina bag and Full Circle pickup!


Ready for the dimensions?

Upper Bout: 23 1/4"
C Bout: 16 3/4"
Lower Bout: 28"
Rib Depth: 8.25" - 8 3/4"
Body Length: 43"
String Length: 42"
Neck: E-flat