Click to enlarge<br>DB303 Christopher Professional Series<br>Hybrid Bass, Solid Carved Spruce Top<br>Laminate Fine Flamed Maple <br>-Sides & Back<br>Available in 7/8 and 7/8 5 String too

DB303 Christopher Hybrid bass, means carved spruce top. Outstanding and remarkably rich and vibrant tone is how this Christopher line of basses is described.
This Professional Series is definitely up there in quality but at a bargain price for such a fine bass.
This is the Violin Model here.
Choicest spruce and maple, properly dried and aged, are used to create this Professional Series Upright Double Bass.
Gorgeous Solid Carved Spruce Top in all these Professional Models, with quality laminate lightly flamed maple sides and back.
(Picture is of a DB303 we recently setup and shipped to a customer.)
This DB303 upright is called a hybrid bass because the top is solid carved spruce while sides and back are laminate flamed maple.

Dimensions of 3/4:
  • Upper bout 20"
  • Lower bout 26"
  • String length nut to bridge 41-1/4"
  • Rib depth at neck heel 7"
  • Rib depth at C bout 8-1/4"

    Dimensions of 7/8:
  • Upper bout 21"
  • Lower bout 27"
  • String length nut to bridge 41-1/4"
  • Rib depth at neck heel 7"
  • Rib depth at C bout 8-3/4"


    **IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
    $99 shipping to Qualified COmmercial addresses not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.

    A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door.
    There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the shipping address in the checkout process.

    $99 Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena Ca.

    Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.

    The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $99 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
    Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.

    For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.

    Nice custom setup/new bass adjustments in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price. NO ONE ELSE that I know of is offering custom setups on these basses before shipping to you!


    DB303 Professional Series Hybrid Carved Top Christopher Upright Acoustic Double Bass
    DB303Regular price: $3,295.00Sale price: $2,595.00
    Size: 
    Setups: 


  • Click to enlargeDB303F 7/8 Christopher Professional Upright Acoustic Double Bass

    Same features as the smaller sizes, with Hand Carved Select Spruce Top and Laminated Lightly Flamed Maple Sides & Back. But this is the 7/8 Big Size Here.

    Nice custom setup in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price.

    Here are the dimensions of the 7/8 bass:
    total length 190 cm 74.8 inches 6'3"
    body length 116 cm 45.7 inches
    string length 106 cm 41.7 inches
    upper bout 52.2 cm 20.7 inches
    waist 40 cm 15.7 inches
    lower bout 69.6 cm 27.4 inches
    rib depth at neck heel is 17.8 cm 7 inches
    rib depth at C bout is 22.2 cm 8.75 inches

    DB303F 7/8 Christopher Professional Upright Acoustic Double Bass
    DB303FRegular price: $3,695.00Sale price: $2,790.00
    Size: 
    Setups: 

    Click to enlargeDB303F 7/8 5 String Christopher Professional Upright Acoustic Double Bass

    Same features as the smaller sizes, with Hand Carved Select Spruce Top and Laminated Lightly Flamed Maple Sides & Back. But this is the 7/8 5 String Extra-Big Size Here.
    Comes with Expensive German Machines for trouble-free tuning! $400 value in stores.

    Nice custom setup/new bass adjustments in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price. NO ONE ELSE that I know of is offering custom setups on these basses before shipping to you!
    Read the feedback on this model from a recent customer, it is at the bottom of the Customer Feedback page on the navigation menu on the left margin of this page.
    The tone of this bass is as good as an $8000 very very good orchestra bass, a 100 year old Czech made bass Jean played. And has more punch than a $6000 Strunal from Czech that he also played.
    So despite having laminate sides and back this solid top bass is still an incredible bass any way you look at it!

    Here are some prices on the upper level Christopher basses:

  • DB502 3/4 gamba is $4690 shipped
  • DB503 3/4 violin shape is $4690 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 violin shape is $5145 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 5 string is $5370 shipped
  • DB504 3/4 Busetto shape is $5370 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 Busetto shape is $5890 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 5 string Busetto shape is $6670 shipped.

  • DB602 3/4 Gamba is $6070 shipped to lower 48 states
  • DB603 3/4 is $6070 shipped to lower 48 states.
  • DB603 7/8 violin corners is $6670 shipped.
  • DB603 7/8 5 string violin corners is $6987shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 busetto shape is $7635 shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 5 string busetto shape is $8670 shipped.


    More models are available, email or call for availability of what you want size and shape wise.

    DB303F 7/8 5 String Christopher Professional Upright Acoustic Double Bass
    DB303F5Regular price: $4,395.00Sale price: $3,290.00
    Size: 
    Setups: 

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