2006 Euro “Basic” all-laminated 3/4

This 2006 Euro “Basic” all-laminated 3/4 student bass was used for several years by a student orchestral player.  A recent setup by Sacramento’s Jeff Sahs has brought the performance capabilities back to top form. The nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle are all ebony. The tuning machines are chrome-plated Rubner halfplate and remain in smooth… Continue reading 2006 Euro “Basic” all-laminated 3/4

1945 Kay C-1

1945 Kay C-1

____________________________________________________________________ This 1945 Kay C-1 (12374) has been the longtime house instrument of a San Francisco string player who is moving away. This instrument plays easily and feels good with the fuller neck shape and thicker fingerboard stock used. Repairs include: Replaced endpin, tailpiece, and bridge. Reset of neck broken out of the dovetail. The… Continue reading 1945 Kay C-1

New Shen SB 80 with cover

New Shen SB 80 with cover

This new Shen SB 80 red lacquer finished all-laminated bass (2019-11-28) is a fine example of this entry level instrument. Maple laminate top, back and sides. Maple neck with single unit tuning machines. Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle. Ebonized white wood tailpiece. 10 mm steel rod endpin. Replacement Maple bridge with added adjusters. Red… Continue reading New Shen SB 80 with cover

New Shen SB 88 with cover

New Shen SB 88 with cover

This new Shen SB 88 oil varnished all-laminated 3/4 model  (2019-11-11) is a very nice example of this popular model. Laminate maple top, back, and sides, Maple neck with single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, Fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized tailpiece, 10 mm steel rod endpin, Replacement maple bridge with added adjusters, Red-brown oil varnish… Continue reading New Shen SB 88 with cover

ca. 1960s German 1/2 size, Laminated

ca. 1960s German 1/2 size, Laminated

This ca. 1960s laminated 1/2 size German bass comes back to the shop after 7 years in the same family. Newly cleaned up and restrung, it is ready for the next young bass student. Laminated maple top, sides, and back, Maple neck, German halfplate tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, Replacement adjustable… Continue reading ca. 1960s German 1/2 size, Laminated

1982 Clevinger Solidbody Electric Upright

1982 Clevinger Solidbody Electric Upright

This very early version of the Clevinger Electric Upright (Serial Number 3) is in fine working condition and has a well-made custom stand that the original owner made. The bass has an electromagnetic pickup, a transducer pickup, and a selector switch to toggle between or combine them. The telescoping endpin is well designed and adjustable.… Continue reading 1982 Clevinger Solidbody Electric Upright

Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

This new Shen Left-handed SB 80 (2019-5-56) suffered a broken fingerboard in shipment, so I had Tristan Cole-Falek install a German-source African ebony fingerboard and then perform a complete setup. The bass performs wonderfully and has the solid tone response all of the way down to a low E note that Shen basses are celebrated… Continue reading Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate

2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate

This clean used 2013 Shen SB 90 (2013-5-94) blonde finish all-laminate 3/4 model remains in fine shape and is ready for the gigging player or student on a budget. Laminated top with spruce outer ply, Laminated back and sides with spruce outer ply, Maple neck, Special embossed gold plated tuning machines specific to this one… Continue reading 2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate