The Bass

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This table is being modified and revised.

 

BASS mm.
   
Body length 1130
   
Body width  
upper ca. 530
middle ca. 380
lower ca. 650
   
scroll length  
rib height average 220-160
rib thickness 2,5
lining thickness 4,5
lining width 25
   
Blocks  
upper end block 150
lower end block 120
upper corner block width  
lower corner block width  
   
arching height  
back 44
front 48
   
back thickness  
center at sound post 12
flanks 5
at fluting 5,5
center of bouts 8
edge thickness 7,5
   
front thickness  
center at sound post 8
flanks 5
at fluting 6
center of bouts 7
edge thickness 7,5
   
overhang 3,5
   
purfling  
distance from edge 7,5
purfling thickness 2,5
   
soundhole  
length  
between top holes 170
bottom hole to edge 50
   
proportions 2:3  
stoplength 6250
necklength 4360
   
Bassbar  
length approx. 850
thickness approx. 20
height middle approx. 450
   
fingerboard  
fingerboard radius 72
length  
width at nut 42-45
width at bridge end 95-110
edge thickness 11
from end to soundboard  
thickness top nut 15
   
pegbox  
width at nut 65
width at throat 50
length  
   
elevation 158
   
string angle over bridge  
neck root elevation 30
neck root angle 80
   
button  
width 42
height 30
   
neck  
thickness at body 50
thickness at scroll 40
   
saddle  
length 95
   
   
string spacing  
at nut 5 string 40
at nut 4 string 37
at bridge 5 string 109
at bridge 4 string 85
   
soundpost thickness 18
   
string length approx. 1070
   
bridge  
feet width 155
thickness 20
height approx. 157
   
string height at f.b. end  
b(c)-string (gut) 13
e-string (gut) 12
g-string (gut) 9
   
soundpost bar on back  
width  
thickness 10