Archive for August, 2019

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1966 Kay M-1

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This 1966 Kay M-1 (54441) laminated bass lived a quiet school life in Idaho before coming out west to California with some family members. It […]

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New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

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This new Shen SB 200 willow 7/8 Gemunder flatback 5 string is a very strong section bass. The will back and sides tend to reinforce […]

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ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

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I have known this ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 size violin-cornered carved back bass for nearly 30 years. In that time it has had a long […]

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2011 Eastman VB 90 hybrid 1/2 size

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This lightly used 2011 Eastman VB 90 hybrid 1/2 size bass came as a trade-in for a Shen 5/8 sized instrument. Jeff Sahs and Taylor […]

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New Shen SB 190W 5/8 hybrid

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This new Shen SB 190W 5/8 size hybrid (2019-4-61) comes just in time for the start of the school year. This model has been very […]

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New Xuechang Sun model 120 5/8

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This new Xuechang Sun model 120 all-solid woods carved back violin corner 5/8 sized bass features the same fine Maple, even-grained Russian spruce, and fine […]

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2006 Mathias Thoma “Euro” all laminated large 3/4

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This 2006 Mathias Thomastik “Euro” model laminated large 3/4 bass was used for many years by a beginning orchestral player who has now graduated to […]

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Performance enhanced used Rumano Solano 3/4

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This recently performance enhanced Rumano Solano bass has gotten a new lease on life with a replacement German-sourced African ebony fingerboard, a light top regraduation, […]

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New Xuechang Sun 3/4 size model 650

This stunning new Xuechang Sun 3/4 size model 650 was hand selected by me during the last visit to the warehouse in Chino. The tap […]

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ca. 1850 French large modified 3/4 carved back

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This solid performing ca. 1840s large modified French 3/4 she carved back bass has been used consistently for 40 years by the consigning owner in […]