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Old 04-11-2014, 03:08 PM
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Cool Paul Mangenot (attr.) c.1890-1900 w/C-Extension (IN STOCK)

Here we have a beautiful old turn of the century French bass from the shop of Paul Mangenot, pupil and successor to Justin Derazey. Although unlabelled, I have seen at least one other labelled and a few others that were not. All of them have the same distinct look from the model, wood and varnish. This bass is in fine restored condition and has a modern set-up with new fingerboard, bridge, soundpost and endpin unit. The Top is Spruce. The Back, Ribs and Neck/Scroll are Beechwood. All parts including the Gears and Varnish are Original.

Recently updated with a custom chromatic C-Extension for personal use.

String Length; 41 1/2" (105.4cm)
Top/Back Length; 44 1/2" top, 44 5/8" back
Upper Bout; 19 1/4"
Middle Bout; 14 1/2"
Lower Bout; 25 3/4"
Ribs; 7 7/8" tapering to 6 1/4" at neck

Fully restored in 2015 by Mike MaGee in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Last edited by Ken Smith; 02-16-2020 at 11:28 PM. Reason: New C-Extension
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