Paul Claudot son of the famous Augustin Claudot was born in Mirecourt, France in 1805, he worked there until he died in 1888. Fine made instruments, and as can been seen in the photograph on the left. This bass is made from very close grain pine for the table, and the back and ribs are very heavy flamed tiger maple. Though it is quite a biggish instrument it has a fine controlled sound, not typical of the nasal French sound. Violin cornered with a flat slightly shaped back. A very clean yellowish brown varnish. A very fine jazz instrument. This particular bass was owned by the famous Dutch jazz musician Koos Serierse. It is now in Australia, having been bought from Gallery Strings by the fine player David Seidel. This Paul Claudot double-bass is branded with the makers name on the top back button.
David Seidel is a bass player based in Sydney, Australia.
He is mostly known as a jazz musician and works with some of Australia's
best jazz musicians. He also does freelance studio work on jungles and the
like. In addition he has produced many recordings over the last few years
and runs his own record label called "La Brava Music"
specializing in jazz and lounge music. His production style is based on a
warm and natural acoustic aesthetic and the CD's and have been widespread
and good press in the daily newspapers, specialist music and hi-fi
magazines around the World.
Contact Address :- La Brava Music, P.O.Box 261, Kings Cross Australia 1340.
E-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org