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New Shen SB200 Willow 3/4

12 Sep
September 12, 2015

This very popular and versatile instrument  has a spruce top with a nicely figured willow back and sides.  The elongated X shaped internal back bracing is designed to accommodate the inevitable wood movement in the flat back.

Some dimensions:

lower bout width 25 5/8″

upper bout width 20″

rib depth lower block 8 1/8″

rib depth upper block 6 1/4″

length of back 44 1/2″

string length 41 1/2″

Nicely set up with an adjustable Despiau bridge,  Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings and an Ullsperger tubular endpin.   A smaller bass with a big sound,  suitable for just about any style of playing.

$4000 with cover.

New Calin Wultur Elite gamba

22 Oct
October 22, 2014

Here’s a new 3/4 sized Romanian bass modeled on a German gamba shape. This has a carved round back and is made from European  spruce and maple.  The maple is moderately flamed  and the spruce top has a bit of bear claw figure.  Golden brown varnish with some nicely done antiquing. Some dimensions:

string length 41 5/16″

lower bout width 26 7/8″

upper bout width 19 5/8″

rib depth lower bout 8 5/8″

rib depth at the neck block 6 1/2″

distance from bottom of bass to top of button 45 1/4″

We replaced the fingerboard on this bass with a quality East African board, and substantially reshaped the neck for playing comfort.

Set up with a Despiau bridge, a New Harmony carbon endpin and currently strung with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings.  This bass is a bit darker in tone than the last and projects a bit more as well. Very nice instrument.

$7500 with cover

 

 

 

Calin Wultur Corsini Elite

27 Aug
August 27, 2014

We have a new Romanian Corsini Elite model.  This bass was varnished by someone outside the shop, a professional finisher known in Poland  as “Laci” and it’s very impressive work.  The ground prep,  glaze and varnish give the instrument a depth and “chatoyance” that is truly  deep and beautiful . The wood quality is rare as well with both the top and back being two piece with no “wings” . The blemish free top shows some bear claw figure here and there and the maple back is bookmatched.  Highly figured maple used throughout.

The setup includes a new West African ebony fingerboard,  Despiau bridge, Ullsperger endpin and Bel Canto strings.  While still a 3/4 size bass, the string length is on the short side at 40 5/8″.  This would make an ideal instrument for a smaller person, or a player looking to maximize their facility with an instrument that’s a bit easier to get around on.

Availability on hold as we’ve decided to work on the plate graduations on this one, but please inquire.

Romanian Panormo Elite

21 Feb
February 21, 2014

We have a new roundback Panormo Elite bass from the Calin Wultur workshop.  Some dimensions:

String length 41 1/4″

Lower bout width 27″

upper bout width 20 1/2″

Rib depth at lower block 8 5/8″

Rib depth at upper block 6 5/8″

Distance from bottom of bass to top of button 45 1/2″

The shop used some nice flamed maple in the back, sides and neck. And the spruce top has nice clear grain, narrow in the middle and widening at the sides.  The neck was pretty big so we trimmed the neck in width and thickness , blended things in and revarnished  the neck.  Set up with a thick East African fingerboard, Despiau bridge and Ullsberger Massiv endpin.  Nice sounding bass with an even sound.

$7500 with cover.

New Romanian Carcassi Elite with Poplar Back

28 Jan
January 28, 2014

New Roundback Calin Wultur Carcassi copy.  This bass  features a spruce top, moderately flamed maple ribs and neck and a quartersawn Lombardy Poplar back. The sound and response is similar to the  maple Carcassi Elite but with a darker tone.

Some dimensions:

string length 41 1/4″

8 5/8″ rib depth at lower block

6 5/8″ rib depth at upper block

46 1/2″ from bottom of bass to top of button.

Setup includes a Despiau bridge and Ullsberger Massiv endpin.

$7000 with cover.

 

Update: As of 3/9/2016 we finally got around to trimming the  neck of this bass  in width and thickness, taking it down to white wood and re varnishing.  Now it’s easy to get around on and fun to play.  Big sound too and  the Spirocores now on the E and A tightened up the low end.  If you were in the shop and played this but found the neck too big and the low end too mushy please have another look.

 

Romanian Panormo Elite with extension

19 Aug
August 19, 2013

This bass is a Calin Wultur roundback Panormo Elite.  The bass looks very attractive with nicely flamed maple all around and a scraped finish in the top that shows off the difference between the winter and summer grain.

The setup includes a new ebony fingerboard, Ulsberger Massiv endpin and Despiau bridge.  The extension was installed by our shop and it’s the modern fingered fully chromatic type.  It features Cocobolo (rosewood) capos and a substantial ebony body which will resist deformation from string tension.

This instrument was new as of 2011 and was loaned out for one year to a symphony player.  Very minor marks.  The bass could be perfect for a college player looking for an instrument already with an extension.

$8500 with Mooradian deluxe cover.

Shen SB 88 oil varnish

15 Aug
August 15, 2012

This is Shen’s oil varnished version of their “workhorse” laminated sb80 bass and we’ve had great luck with this model.   This instrument is well made and looks great. It has a good sounding “thump” and sustain for pizzicato playing,  and the bass is designed for comfortable arco playing as well. They also make a gamba cornered version.

Nice setup includes a Despiau bridge, upgraded endpin  and your choice of  Zyex or Helicore strings.

With Shen bag.

$1850