1942 Kay O-100

1942 Kay O-100

This consignment 1942 Kay O-100 is a good performing bass that I sold to a musical couple a number of years ago. It comes back because they are both playing jazz guitar exclusively these days. The surprise in function is the thick rosewood fingerboard stock and the nice full shape of the maple neck. Ply… Continue reading 1942 Kay O-100

ca. 1910 German 7/8 flatback

ca. 1910 German 7/8 flatback

This ca. 1910 german 7/8 flatback was used as his single instrument by a regularly performing San Francisco Bay Area musician and bandleader for over 30 years. Regular maintenance was performed by Michael Olivola and Allan Droyan over these decades. We had Allan Droyan perform a top off restoration that included replacing old crack cleats… Continue reading ca. 1910 German 7/8 flatback

1976 Schroetter 3/4 violin corner carved back

1976 Schroetter 3/4 violin corner carved back

This trade-in 1976 Schroetter violin corner 3/4 carved back bass has developed a spectacular voice through daily arco play since I sold it 3-4 years ago. Mildly flame figured maple back, sides, and neck, stiff spruce top, Brass Rubner halfplate tuners, dense ebony fingerboard, 10 mm steel rod endpin, ebony tailpiece, Aubert luxe bridge with… Continue reading 1976 Schroetter 3/4 violin corner carved back

1963 Pollman small 7/8 carved back 5 string

This gorgeous 5 string Pollman from 1963 has the choicest woods and special carving that really set it apart from the rest of the field. Lovely even grain spruce top with very bold winter grain lines. Spectacular flame figured Maple back, sides, and neck. Nickel plated single unit inlaid french style tuners. Top grade ebony… Continue reading 1963 Pollman small 7/8 carved back 5 string

2003 Barrie Kolstein Lorenzo Carcassi model

This great orchestral doublebass was made by Barrie Kolstein for exhibition at the 2003 ISB convention in Richmond, VA. The consigning owner recently moved to the east cost and very reluctantly leaves this bass behind. Willow back and sides, Slab cut Fir two piece top, Flatback, Maple neck with large italianate scroll, Heavy brass single… Continue reading 2003 Barrie Kolstein Lorenzo Carcassi model