Archive for: Basses For Sale

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

used Calin Wultur spirit varnished laminated bass

25 Jan
January 25, 2017

We’re offering a great sounding used ply bass made in Romania.  This is one of our Gliga manufactured, Calin Wultur varnished instruments from 2009. Same dimensions as the hybrid bass but with laminated top and back plates and carved ribs. Good condition with some small missing chips and missing varnish. Comes with Fishman Full Circle pickup and basic cover.


$1800 on consignment

2005 Eastman VB305

18 Jan
January 18, 2017

We have a fully carved Eastman bass in very good condition.  There was a neck repair  performed about six years ago by our shop  that has held up very well.  In the pictures of the scroll you can just make out the wooden pins and blocks that reinforce the scroll.


Some dimensions:

Lower bout width 26″

Upper bout width 20 1/4″

Length of back 44 3/4″

Lower rib depth 8 7/8″

Upper rib depth 6 1/4″

String length 41″

We did the work required to bring the playing setup up to our standards. Setup includes Despiau bridge  and nice Rubner French style tuning machines.

Comes with J.T. Prism French carbon bow


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.

$2500 on consignment.

1937 Concert Model Kay bass

05 Oct
October 5, 2016

Here’s a classic Kay bass from the first year of production.  The serial number is #454 which makes this from 1937 according to the Roger Stowers site.  This one is in fair to  good condition with some chipping around the edges.   There was a cleanly executed scroll graft and neck splice performed by Robertson’s at some point. The fingerboard is original and appears to be Brazilian rosewood.

The bass has an Ullsperger Massiv endpin installed and also comes with a basic pickup, Glasser French bow,  quiver and basic bag.


Price tba

on consignment

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.

This particular bass has a fingerboard made from two pieces of ebony, so were passing along the associated discount we received from Shen. The joint is invisible, totally sound and our normal warranty applies. Normally $2900.






New Shen SB200 3/4 with mahogany back

03 Oct
October 3, 2015

This is Shen’s latest design and uses the same rib outline as their hybrid basses.  This one has a spruce top, maple ribs and the back is made from two piece mahogany ( 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 endpin and Evah Pirazzi Weich strings. This good sounding bass would make a great match for a serious high school or college level player.

$4500 with bag.

New Carcassi Elite Bass

03 Oct
October 3, 2015

We have another  rounded back Carcassi copy from the Calin Wultur workshop.  This one has a very even grained two piece spruce top matched with a two piece maple back.  All the maple in the back, ribs and neck are highly figured and the overall effect really pulls you in.

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 and a New Harmony hollow carbon endpin. The Evah Pirazzi Weich strings installed now seem to work well.

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


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.