La Scala is a 3/4 size bass of distinctly Italian design.
features violin corners and gently sloping shoulders. The
string length is shorter and it is perhaps a better choice
for bassists who play a lot in the upper register. The sound
is more direct and less "puffy", with excellent
definition and considerable "growl". La Scala features
a round back but can be special-ordered with a flat back.
of poplar-core laminates, which are light and resonant
spruce and maple exterior veneers
ebony fingerboard, nut, saddle and endpin (10mm with screw-on
oil finish (no tone-robbing polyester, lacquer or heavy
to exacting specifications, with special one-piece adjusters
installed in a fine European maple bridge
inlaid purfling, top and back, which adds to the beauty
and helps prevent edge degradation
carved scroll and neck, top-notch attention to detail throughout
neck-set angle for arco playing
models include a fully carved European spruce top.
1/2" / 105.5 cm.
/ 111.8 cm.
1/4" / 49 cm.
5/8" / 65 cm.
New Standard BassesTM
are generally sold on a pre-ordered basis. On occasion inventory
is available. Please call to inquire. Order times average 10-12
weeks. Upgrades to tuning machines and custom varnish colors are
available at extra cost.
Pricing (F.O.B. Connecticut)
subject to change
Available on Special Order
Fully Carved LaScala 3/4 Double Bass
excellent choice for the professional or advanced amateur/student
playing classical, solo, and/or jazz. Same specifications as the
Hybrid LaScala, but with a fully-carved European maple back and
higher quality fittings. Can be ordered with mildly-flamed or deeply-flamed
wood, various high-end tuners, tastefully antiqued varnish and special
fingerboards. Prices starting from $8,500. Please contact for availability
and exact pricing.
2003-2011, New Standard Instrument Co.