Krutz 850-Series Bass
Gamba model pictured - made by senior luthiers in Kansas City.
Krutz 850-series instruments are crafted entirely in Krutz's Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers, many of whom learned the art of string instrument construction in Europe. All aspects of the making process are overseen by Anton Krutz. They hand select every single piece of European and American maple and spruce used to make these instruments. The wood is then aged for five to ten years before the instrument crafting begins. Anton's own proprietary sealer and varnish are used. These instruments are then given a professional set-up by the craftsmen in Krutz's shop. Krutz 850-series instruments utilize fully professional materials and precise specifications, which give them the strong sound and tonal flexibility desired by advanced students and rising professionals.
Specs: Fully carved seasoned spruce top, carved seasoned maple back, ribs and scroll; medium flame; antiqued varnish; Gamba or violin corners; inlaid purfling; 4 individual brass machines; ebony fingerboard; 10mm endpin with screwed rubber stopper; D'Addario Kaplan strings, Aubert adjustable bridge with brass adjusters, and ebony tailpiece. The bridge, fingerboard, nut, and soundpost are assembled, dressed, fitted, and tonally adjusted in Krutz's Kansas City workshop.