Flat back upright bass restoration project on carved upright bass

Broken Neck repair, New bass bar, new ebony fingerboard, new x bracing on back,

This was a big project from start to finish but the results were well worth the effort.

I also made and fitted a fingered C extension to this bass.

Checking positioning of the braces

Marking out for new bracing Pt2

Marking out for new bracing

Thats a lot of clamps, Upright bass flat back bracing

Gluing in the bracing on fallback bass

Glueing in the x bracing on flat back bass

X bracing flat back bass

Making the x braces

Chalk fitting the bass bar

The start of the project, top off with Coltrane looking things over.

Gluing in cleats on flat back bass

Removing the old bracing

upright bass restoration. Carved fallback bass

Complete x bracing back glues to ribs on flat back bass restoration