Featured Instruments

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2000 Special Shen SB 300 7/8 for NAMM show

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This returning custom Shen SB 300 made for the NAMM show is my all-time favorite Shen bass ever in inventory. The spectacular woods were purchased […]

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ca. 1910 Harwood large 3/4 carved back

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This early 20th century “Harwood” model, originally sold through a Chicago area distributor, is a prime example of the fine german shop workmanship and top […]

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ca. 1924 Hawkes Panormo

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The consignment ca. 1924 Hawkes Panormo model (serial number 924) is in very clean and original condition. It responds with a profoundly powerful orchestral voice […]

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New Neolson Italian model violin corner 3/4

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This spectacular instrument was the special find of the January 2015 NAMM Show. Great material, classic design, and fine workmanship make this bass an especially […]

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1820 Joseph Baldantoni 3/4

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This consignment cornerless 1820 Joseph Baldantoni 3/4 bass comes to us restored, set up, and fitted with a C extension by Robertson Violins. Lightly figured […]

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ca. 1922 Hawkes Panormo 7/8 carved back

This recently restored ca. 1922 Hawkes Panormo 7/8 carved back bass lead a long jazz life with regular gigging and teaching play by its last […]

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2001 Ciciliati 5 string 7/8 Flatback

This consignment 2001 Ciciliati 5 string 7/8 flatback has a mighty presence in a full orchestral setting. Figured Italian Poplar back and sides, Spruce top, […]

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mid-19th century German 3/4 carved back

This amazing instrument appears to be a mid-19th century German carved back 3/4 bass with a replacement neck. It is one of the finest combination […]

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ca. 1870 French 7/8 flatback

This wonderful old French 7/8 flatback, circa 1870, is in fine shape and functions as a powerful and clearly penetrating section or solo instrument. Well […]

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1938 Roth 3/4 gamba

This incredible 1938 Roth gamba shaped 3/4 bass is a spectacular performance instrument in either an orchestral setting or on the jazz gig. Performance upgrades […]