This Double Bass was made by Abraham Prescott in Concord, New Hampshire., around 1831-1833. It is a three-string instrument in pieces, not assembled. It has a four-piece table of pine; back of American maple in two pieces with a small wing in the upper left bout, bearing fine irregular horizontal figure; ribs of plain slab-cut maple inlaid into a channel cut in the table and back; neck, pegbox and scroll of plain maple, with three mechanical tuners, opaque reddish-brown varnish. This instrument has an original printed label:
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
NEARLY OPPOSITE THE AMERICAN HOTEL,
Dickey, Print. CONCORD, N.H.
and three mechanical tuners bearing the composite brand stamp:
This three-string instrument is unrepaired and retains all original features and fittings except the bottom block. The instrument is in viol shape with a flat back, sloping at the shoulder. The upper and lower f-hole wings are not completely cut out, so the ends of the wings remain connected to the table.