Archive for: Basses For Sale

Luciano Golia copy

26 Jul
July 26, 2017

Here’s a new  instrument based on a design from contemporary Italian maker Luciano Golia.  Mr. Golia is known for basses with a dark and powerful sound, often using poplar for both back and sides.  Built by the Calin Wultur Workshop in Reghin Romania,  this roundback bass also uses nicely figured European Black Poplar for the back and sides, paired with a medium  grain spruce top.

Some dimensions:

lower bout width 26 1/4″

upper bout width 19 1/4″

rib depth at lower block 8 3/4″

rib depth at upper block 6 1/4″

length of back from lower point to top of button 46″

string length 41 1/4″

The sound of this bass is round and dark, even across the range with nice projection. This would be a great instrument for an aspiring orchestral or solo player. The playing setup includes a Despiau bridge with our ebony wood adjusters and a New Harmony carbon endpin.

$7500 with cover

2001 Christopher DB403H 1/2 size carved bass

10 Jul
July 10, 2017

We have a fully carved Christopher 1/2 size bass for sale.  In very good condition, save for a 6 inch long repaired crack in the face, starting at the bass side upper F hole eye.

Some dimensions:

Lower bout width 37 1/8″

upper bout width 23 1/2″

lower bout rib depth 7 14″

upper block rib depth 6″

length of body 40 3/4″

We’ve taken care  of what was needed to improve the playing setup and it’s a nice sounding bass that plays with little effort.

Comes with an Ingles bass stand, cover, bow quiver and a 3/4 Glasser French bow.

$1500 on consignment

 

Shen SB200 “Classic”

21 Apr
April 21, 2017

We have a new Shen 200 level round back bass.  This is the model they call the “classic” which is similar in form to their hybrid basses, but fully carved.

This bass has a spruce top with maple sides and back and the maple version is a new project for Shen. Nice reddish  golden brown varnish.

Some dimensions:

string length 41 5/16″

lower bout width 26 1/4″

upper bout width 20″

rib depth at lower block 8 1/4

rib depth at upper block 6 1/8″

length from bottom of bass to top of back button 44 3/4″

Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger 10mm standard and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings. This bass is a bit brighter in tone compared to the Shen Classic with a mahagony back. Smaller profile neck.

 

$5000 with cover

 

used Shen SB200 Maple Rogeri

23 Feb
February 23, 2017

Here we have a a Shen 200 level maple Rogeri bass from 2010.  Mostly minor marking, otherwise in good condition.  Moderately figured maple back and sides with a spruce top.

Some dimensions:

Lower bout width 26 1/4″

upper bout width 20 5/8″

rib depth at lower block 8 3/4″

rib depth at upper block 6 3/4″

length from bottom of bass to top of button 46″

string length 41 1/2″

The setup includes an Ullsperger standard 10mm endpin and Despiau bridge. New Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings.

$4000 with Bobolock cover

Andrew Schroetter 22 3/4 with regraduated top

17 Jan
January 17, 2017

We have for sale a Schroetter fully carved flat back bass from 1984, and it looks to be Eastern European in origin.  The instrument needed loose back braces  refitted so we took the opportunity to do some additional work on the voicing when the top was removed.   The top was judiciously thinned to correspond to a graduation plan from an outstanding hand made instrument.  The bass bar was also replaced in conjunction with the regraduation, and the cross braces in the back thinned and tap tuned.

Some dimensions:

String length 41 1/4″

Lower bout width 25 1/2″

upper bout width 20 1/4″

length of back 43 1/4″

rib depth lower 7 3/4″

rib depth upper 6″

The sound and response of the instrument is now significantly improved in all ways.  We also resurfaced the fingerboard,  installed a new Despiau bridge and fitted a quality endpin.  The bass comes with a basic cover as well as an Underwood pickup not yet installed.

Sold

Shen SB200 5/8 bass

03 Jul
July 3, 2016

We have a fully carved, roundback 5/8 sized bass from Shen.  Spruce top with maple back and sides. Some dimensions:

string length 39 3/8″

lower bout width 25 1/2″

upper bout width 20″

rib depth at lower block 8″

rib depth at upper block 6 3/8″

distance from bottom of bass to top of button 43″

The size of the body is similar to Shen’s very manageable  willow 3/4 instrument, but a bit shorter in  length.  5/8 size basses can be all over the place in  dimension and proportion but Shen seems to have struck a good balance here between sound and playability.  Great bass for a smaller person or someone just looking for an instrument that’s easy to navigate.

 

Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger endpin and Evah Pirazzi weich strings.

 

$4250 with Cushy brand cover

 

 

New Shen SB150 Hybrid bass

26 Feb
February 26, 2016

With a solid carved top and plywood back and sides these instruments have a fuller sound than a plywood bass, but offer a more durable and affordable alternative to a fully carved bass.   Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger 10mm endpin, upgraded ebony tailpiece and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings.

Sold, but more on the way.

 

 

New Shen SB200 3/4 with mahogany back

03 Oct
October 3, 2015

This instrument uses the same rib outline as their hybrid basses, but is fully carved.  The bass has a spruce top, maple ribs and the back is made from two piece mahogany which looks like African Khaya or Sapele.  The wood figure in the back is very nice with flecking similar to beech.

Some dimensions:

string length 41 1/4″

lower bout width 26 1/4″

upper bout width 20″

rib depth at lower block 8 1/4

rib depth at upper block 6 1/8″

length from bottom of bass to top of back button 44 3/4″

The setup includes a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger 10mm endpin and Evah Pirazzi Weich strings. This good sounding bass would make a great match for a committed high school or college level player.

$4750 with cover.

New Carcassi Elite Bass

03 Oct
October 3, 2015

We have another  rounded back Carcassi copy from the Calin Wultur workshop.  The spruce top has some bearclaw figure and the bookmatched maple back has some nice flame and  interesting figure.

Some dimensions:

string length 41 1/2″

lower bout width 25 5/8″

upper bout width 20 1/2″

rib depth at the lower block 8 1/2″

rib depth at neck block 6 3/4″

distance from bottom of bass to top of back button 46″

The setup from our shop on this includes the installation of a new Gabon ebony fingerboard, Despiau bridge with our  beautiful  ebony bridge height adjusters,  as well as a New Harmony hollow carbon endpin.

We also substantially reshaped the neck,  going down to white wood which was varnished.  The “D” neck is now much narrower and feels very nice.

The geometry of this model manages to produce a full sound all across the range  as well as great access to the upper register due to the sloped shoulders. An impressive bass.

$8000

Shen SB200 Willow 3/4

12 Sep
September 12, 2015

We have another Shen Willow 3/4 flatback bass here for sale.  This popular bass has a spruce top with a nicely bookmatched willow back and willow ribs.  The elongated X shaped internal back bracing is designed to accommodate the inevitable wood movement in the back. Nicely set up with an adjustable Despiau bridge,  Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings and an Ullsperger standard 10mm endpin. Good sounding bass  suitable for just about any style of playing.

$4000 with cover.