Introducing the Stentor student I double bass
The Stentor Student I double bass is a beautifully made beginner instrument. Unlike many other student basses on the market, this instrument is hand carved using only solid tonewoods and natural glues to produce the best possible quality of sound for students on a budget. We recommend that this bass would see a beginner through to the middle grades. This is an instrument that offers reliable, consistent performance and good tone, enhancing the learning process for the student.
Stentor have been the leading manufacturer of student stringed orchestral instruments worldwide for a long time. Founded in 1895, the company have since helped over one million beginners take their first steps into the world of string playing. Their instruments use spruce fronts and maple back and sides, specifically selected for their tonal qualities. On the student I, the top is laminated and paired with hardwood fingerboard and pegs. Finally, the body has been coated in an amber brown varnish for a sleek finish.
Also included is a composite metal tailpiece with integral adjusters for fine tuning, and inlaid purfling to the top and bottom of the instrument. Purfling (strips of wood inlaid to the top and bottom plates of the double bass) is not only decorative, but also means that a crack in edge of a plate will not spread, or a crack in the front can be glued without removing the plate entirely.
Additional features and services
The Student I bass comes as a complete outfit with brazil wood bow (with ebony frog and natural white horse hair) and a padded blue and grey nylon case with safety reflectors, accessory pockets and rosin. Shoulder straps are also provided, making it even easier to transport the bass to and from lessons or orchestral practices.
All of our double basses are subjected to a thorough set-up prior to despatch by our experienced on-site string technician. This process involves making sure the bridge is fitted perfectly, tuning it up, applying rosin to the bow and making sure the instrument is playable straight from the case upon arrival.Delivery on all double basses is charged at £30 and is arranged via standard courier. Each instrument is extremely well packaged to ensure that your new double bass arrives in perfect condition.The Stentor Student I is available in a range of sizes from 1/16 all the way through to 4/4 and is accessible to any age of player.