2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

This left-handed Shen SB 150 3/4 hybrid (2019-1-29) was damaged in shipment to me, breaking the fingerboard. There are a couple of scars on then top where the fingerboard touched down. The fingerboard was replaced with a thicker African ebony fingerboard just in time for a rental situation in Monterey. The voice is quite solid… Continue reading 2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

1966 Kay M-1

1966 Kay M-1

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 is in a fine clean condition, the only repair being the “standard” neck heel crack. The metal parts are clean and bright, the rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece in fine condition,… Continue reading 1966 Kay M-1

New Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid

I am very excited to have this first example in the shop of the new Shen SB 150 hybrid model in the 7/8 Gemunder shape (2018-2-58). This instrument was exhibited at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim. Whether used in a high school or conservatory arco setting, or played in acoustic jazz groups, this bass… Continue reading New Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid

1941 Gibson B-135

1941 Gibson B-135

This consignment 1941 Gibson B-135 (B-135-741) is Gibson’s top of the line all-laminated model and was only built for 3 years, 1939-41. Deluxe features are a 3-piece neck with beautifully carved scroll, Single unit Kluson tuners, Ebony fittings, Macassar ebony fingerboard, and amber lacquer over the curly maple and spruce outer ply layers. The replacement… Continue reading 1941 Gibson B-135

1962 Kay C-1

1962 Kay C-1

This consignment 1962 Kay C-1 (44839) comes from near the beginning of that year and remains in fine good health, rewarding the player with a solid feel and a classic Kay voice. The plywood top and back edges remain very clean, considering that it was a gigging instrument for decades. The laminations in the top,… Continue reading 1962 Kay C-1

Used Sun 520 7/8

Used Sun 520 7/8

This used Sun 520 7/8 is a typically solid orchestral instrument with good presence and tone color. Even grain Russian spruce top with bold grain lines, Mildly figured maple neck, back, and sides, Replacement Rubner single unit machines with rosewood hatpeg posts, Ebony fittings, Maple bridge with adjusters, 10 mm steel rod ULSA endpin, Red… Continue reading Used Sun 520 7/8