This is a Czech/German flat-back string bass made in the 20s or 30s by the Karl Höfner factory. (I've included a pic of a violin label as well as this bass's label, for comparison.) It's 3/4, with solid spruce top and maple back/sides. The scale length is about 1" longer than usual, at about 42.5". I'm a guitar and bass repairman, as well as a string bass player. I got this close to ten years ...
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