2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

This professionally used and well maintained 2006 Chris Threlkeld carved back bass was played in the Olympia, Washington Orchestra. The bass is outfitted with a custom B extension by Chris Threlkeld. This large instrument has a huge orchestral voice and an easy playing 41 1/2″ (105.4 cm) string length. The high quality spruce top has… Continue reading 2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

ca. 1920s German 3/4 carved back

ca. 1920s German 3/4 carved back

Every 6-12 months an older German bass comes to the shop that performs far outside expectations for it, based on the pedigree. This ca. 1920s German 3/4 carved back is one of those. Owned by the same California family for several decades, this instrument has proven itself to be a solid and colorful performer in… Continue reading ca. 1920s German 3/4 carved back

ca. 1924 Italian 1/2 size flatback

ca. 1924 Italian 1/2 size flatback

This ca. 1924 Italian 1/2 size flatback bass is a fine chamber bass or melody instrument. The former owner, based in Milan, played solo concerts all over northern Italy with it. The bass received a major restoration and a maple scroll graft several years ago. The top is 4-piece spruce, the back and sides are… Continue reading ca. 1924 Italian 1/2 size flatback

2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

The after this photo set was taken, I had the top, G side waist, and bridge professionally cleaned of rosin buildup. ___________________________________ This spectacular 2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass is a fine reproduction of the qualities of European build of the 1920s, including moderate build weight, an Eb neck, and especially nice sounding wood… Continue reading 2017 Christian Pedersen 3/4 orchestral bass

ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back: Performance Enhanced

ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back: Performance Enhanced

  This gorgeous ca. 1960s German small 3/4 carved back bass is a fine example of the performance enhancements regularly regularly added to these shop type instruments. The Spruce m top featuring bold grain lines has been regraduated to a balanced state that yields a very strong and projective voice for a bass off this… Continue reading ca. 1960s German 3/4 carved back: Performance Enhanced

New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

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 the low midrange and bass range. The neck is a comfortable profile and the string length needed to project with the low B stringing is a moderate 42 5/8″ (108.4… Continue reading New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

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 and productive recording and performance career with noted jazz, folk, and classical soloist, Jim Kerwin. This instrument has been very well cared for and maintained regularly in that time by… Continue reading ca. 1860 Thibouville-Lamy 3/4 carved back

New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto

New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto

This new Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto (2018-11-40) is such a special example that it was the featured instrument at the recent Anaheim NAMM show. With setup refinements and upgrading of several parts, this bass has now realized its full potential as a conservatory level performance instrument. The lovely spruce top has fine grain throughout… Continue reading New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto

ca. 1900 German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension

ca. 1900  German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension

 TEMPORARY PHOTO SET 1938 band photo  “Pee Wee” mid-1930s publicity photo Like a schoolboy would, Pee Wee carved his name into the G side near the neck joint!   This ca. 1900 German 7/8 carved back features beautiful woods and a very large, projective voice with a very playable string length of 41 7/8″ (106.3 cm). The… Continue reading ca. 1900 German (Roth?) 7/8 carved back w/ Jason Brown C extension

ca. 1820 Joseph Baldantoni cornerless 3/4

ca. 1820 Joseph Baldantoni cornerless 3/4

TEMPORARY PHOTO SET _______________________________________________________________________ This lovely consignment ca. 1820 Joseph Baldantoni 3/4 carved back is a fine example of early 19th century Italian doublebass conception and workmanship. The voice is very lush and complex in the midrange, due to the light build and low arching of the top and back plates. The top is a… Continue reading ca. 1820 Joseph Baldantoni cornerless 3/4