The Catgut Acoustical Society Library

File #:B6450

Name:Blatter, Donald

Dates:d. 1973

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General Information:

A design engineer for Baldwin Locomotives, who in retirement made string basses. He became

interested in the basses of the Violin Octet and was helpful in the early design and development of them.

Without Blatter's generous assistance we would have been another five years in getting the Octet

basses on the road.

File Contents:


Correspondence: 1963-1973 with CMH concerning mainly the construction of contrabasses. Included

in the Correspondence are various newspaper clippings, invoices and photos.

Key Words:Contrabass construction | Violin octet

Last modified: 27 June 1998