The octobass is an extremely large bowed string instrument constructed about 1850 in Paris by the French luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875). It has four strings and is essentially a larger version of the double bass. The instrument was, in fact, so large that it took two musicians to play: one to bow and the other to control the "fingering", and was consequently never produced on a large scale or used much by composers.
Gibson Les Paul - what a lovely finish on this one. Is this antique violin finish perhaps?
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