Basses for Sale

Eastman 3/4 VB 305

Here we have a new Eastman fully carved bass made from spruce and maple  with antiqued reddish golden brown spirit varnish. The top has some nice bear claw figure, and the back and sides are slightly flamed. Some dimension: String length 41 1/8″ Upper bout width 20 1/4″ Lower bout

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new Eastman VB95 Quenoil hybrid bass

This instrument has a carved spruce top with laminated back and sides.  The upper bout width and upper rib depth are cut down a bit to facilitate ease of playing,  but the lower bout width and rib depth are expanded somewhat to compensate.  Some dimensions: string length 41 3/4″ upper

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Shen SB200 round back willow

This new gamba shaped  bass has a spruce top,  laminated willow ribs and a round willow back with interesting rift sawn figure.  The golden brown spirit varnish sets off the wood figure. Some dimensions: String length 41 5/8″ upper bout width 20 1/4″ lower bout width 25 1/2″ rib depth

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2011 Shen SB 300 Quenoil

We have a early version of what became the Shen Mirecourt model bass.   This instrument features some great looking flame in the maple, and uses Shen’s discontinued deluxe tuners.  Some dimensions: lower bout width 27 1/2″ upper bout width 20″ string length 41 1/4″ rib depth taper 8 5/8″ to

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Michael Glass #5

From the Rubner workshop in Saxony we have another Michael Glass design.   The flat back and sides are made from mildly flamed maple, and the top is made from straight grain German spruce free of defects.   Finished with maroon brown spirit varnish. Some dimensions: String length 41 1/2″ Lower bout

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New 3/4 Eastman VB105 hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that incorporates a carved spruce top,  carved figured maple back and laminated ribs. This approach is increasingly being used in fine instrument construction. It adds stability and stiffness to the ribs, and minimizes warping that can cause structural problems. Some dimensions: String

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Romanian Panormo Elite

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

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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

Here’s another traditional German design by Michael Glass.   Very well chosen wood was used with this bass, with even grained spruce and  flamed bookmatched maple for the round back, sides and neck. The dark golden brown spirit varnish is lightly antiqued and highly polished. Some dimensions: string length: 41 3/16″

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2020 Johannes Rubner #66 Poplar

Here’s a beautiful new bass from the Rubner workshop in Markneukirchen.  The top comes from even grained bookmatched spruce and the back and sides are made from Lombardy poplar. The poplar grain is very straight and clear, and with no “wings” added to the edges of the back plate this

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2019 Rubner “Walther” bass

We have a another fully carved roundback bass from the Rubner workshop. This has the antiqued golden brown “Berlin” finish and looks great with some nice flame in the back and sides. Some dimensions: lower bout width 26 1/4″ upper bout width 19 1/4″ rib depth at lower block 7

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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

We have another Michael Glass #30 model from the Rubner workshop in Saxony. The top is made from German spruce and the flat back, sides and neck  from flamed Bosnian maple.  The polished spirit varnish is a reddish golden brown with a bit of antiquing.  Gold Rubner French style tuners

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New Gewa Walther 5/8 bass

A nice new bass from the German Rubner workshop made with European Spruce and mildly flamed maple. The finish is red spirit varnish with some antiquing. Some dimensions: string length 40 1/2″ upper bout width 19 3/8″ lower bout width 26 1/4″ rib depth tapers from 7 3/8″ to 6

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New Rubner Michael Glass #10 bass

Mr. Michael Glass is a principal member of the Rubner bass workshop, and this is one of his own designs in  classic German gamba form. Made from wide, even grained spruce and mildly flamed maple, with dark golden brown spirit varnish. Some dimensions: string length: 41 3/16″ lower bout width

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New Gewa/Rubner “Walther” carved bass

A fully carved roundback bass from Gewa’s German workshop. This one has some nice wood figure with plenty of Bearclaw in the top and nice flame in the back. Very nice reddish golden brown varnish with antiquing. Some dimensions: string length 41 3/8″ lower bout width 26 1/2″ upper bout

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2018 Wilfer #10

We have an Emanuel Wilfer #10  bass at the shop.  The top is made from  straight grained spruce  with the grain width increasing at the sides. The back and sides are made from maple with a mild flame, and the varnish is reddish brown with a dark ground. Some dimensions;

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Rubner Busetto model

We have a 2016 Rubner Model 68B. This is one of the Rubner workshop’s best instruments – essentially a handbuilt bass. Some dimensions: String length 41  1/4″ lower bout width 27″ upper bout width 19 3/8″ rib depth lower block 8 1/4 rib depth upper block 7″ length from bottom

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New Rubner “Germania” bass

We have a new  German made instrument from the Rubner workshop. This is fully carved, with a spruce top along with maple back and sides. The varnish is red brown with some antiquing. Some dimensions: string length 41 1/4″ lower bout width 26 1/2″ upper bout width  19 1/2″ rib

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Rubner #62

Here we have a new, fully carved roundback 3/4  size bass from Rubner.  Made from spruce and moderately flamed maple with dark golden brown spirit varnish. The upper bout shoulders are sloped to increase upper access. Some dimensions: string length 41 1/4″ lower bout width 26 1/4″ upper bout width

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New Shen SB150 Hybrid bass

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.   Nice oil varnish finish with inlaid purfling. Set up with a Despiau bridge,  Ullsperger  10mm endpin, and

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New Romanian Carcassi Elite with Poplar Back

New Roundback Calin Wultur Carcassi copy.  This instrument features a spruce top with interesting speckled type figure, moderately flamed maple ribs and neck, and a Lombardy (black) Poplar back. The sound and response is similar to the maple Carcassi Elite but with a darker tone. Some dimensions: string length 41

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Calin Wultur Corsini Elite

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 .

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Shen SB 88 oil varnish

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.

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Eastman 3/4 VB 305

Here we have a new Eastman fully carved bass made from spruce and maple  with antiqued reddish golden brown spirit varnish. The top has some nice bear claw figure, and the back and sides are slightly flamed. Some dimension: String length 41 1/8″ Upper bout width 20 1/4″ Lower bout width 26 1/8″ rib depth taper  8 1/2″ to 6 1/2″ Length of back 44 3/4″ This bass has a nice pizzicato punch, and the arco sound and response is fine.  The neck has  nice smaller D shaped profile.  Set up with a Despiau bridge, Rubner tuners and Pirastro Evah

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new Eastman VB95 Quenoil hybrid bass

This instrument has a carved spruce top with laminated back and sides.  The upper bout width and upper rib depth are cut down a bit to facilitate ease of playing,  but the lower bout width and rib depth are expanded somewhat to compensate.  Some dimensions: string length 41 3/4″ upper bout width 18 1/2″ lower bout width 26 1/4″ rib depth  8 1/2″ – 5 3/4″ length of back 45″ Nice sound pizz. or arco. Smaller neck profile. Set up with Despiau bridge, Pirastro Perpetual strings and Ullsperger endpin.   $3500 with cover    

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Shen SB200 round back willow

This new gamba shaped  bass has a spruce top,  laminated willow ribs and a round willow back with interesting rift sawn figure.  The golden brown spirit varnish sets off the wood figure. Some dimensions: String length 41 5/8″ upper bout width 20 1/4″ lower bout width 25 1/2″ rib depth tapers  from 8 1/4″ to 6 1/4″ length of back 45″ Set up with a Despiau bridge with our deluxe height adjusters, Ullsperger 10mm endpin and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi weich strings. Nice punchy pizzicato sound.   $5250 with cover    

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2011 Shen SB 300 Quenoil

We have a early version of what became the Shen Mirecourt model bass.   This instrument features some great looking flame in the maple, and uses Shen’s discontinued deluxe tuners.  Some dimensions: lower bout width 27 1/2″ upper bout width 20″ string length 41 1/4″ rib depth taper 8 5/8″ to 6 1/4″ length of back 45″ This model has an interesting pear shaped outline that can work well for smaller players looking for an uncompromised sound, as well as anyone looking for better access to the upper fingerboard.  In very good used condition with some marks and smaller repaired rib

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Michael Glass #5

From the Rubner workshop in Saxony we have another Michael Glass design.   The flat back and sides are made from mildly flamed maple, and the top is made from straight grain German spruce free of defects.   Finished with maroon brown spirit varnish. Some dimensions: String length 41 1/2″ Lower bout width 24 3/4″ upper bout width 20″ rib depth taper 8″ to 7″ length of back 43 3/4″ We replaced the fingerboard on this bass, and the playing setup is nicely dialed in, plus the neck has a nice size and profile. The sound  has a nice mid range pizzicato

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New 3/4 Eastman VB105 hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that incorporates a carved spruce top,  carved figured maple back and laminated ribs. This approach is increasingly being used in fine instrument construction. It adds stability and stiffness to the ribs, and minimizes warping that can cause structural problems. Some dimensions: String length 41 1/4″ upper bout width 19 3/4″ lower bout width 25 3/4″ rib taper 8 1/8″ to 6 1/2″ length of back 43 3/4″ The pizz. sound has a nice midrange punch and the arco sound is full and even. This instrument offers a lot of ‘bang for the

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Eastman 3/4 VB 305

Eastman 3/4 VB 305

Here we have a new Eastman fully carved bass made from spruce and maple  with antiqued reddish golden brown spirit varnish. The top has some nice bear claw figure, and…
new Eastman VB95 Quenoil hybrid bass

new Eastman VB95 Quenoil hybrid bass

This instrument has a carved spruce top with laminated back and sides.  The upper bout width and upper rib depth are cut down a bit to facilitate ease of playing, …
Shen SB200 round back willow

Shen SB200 round back willow

This new gamba shaped  bass has a spruce top,  laminated willow ribs and a round willow back with interesting rift sawn figure.  The golden brown spirit varnish sets off the…
2011 Shen SB 300 Quenoil

2011 Shen SB 300 Quenoil

We have a early version of what became the Shen Mirecourt model bass.   This instrument features some great looking flame in the maple, and uses Shen’s discontinued deluxe tuners.  Some…
Michael Glass #5

Michael Glass #5

From the Rubner workshop in Saxony we have another Michael Glass design.   The flat back and sides are made from mildly flamed maple, and the top is made from straight…
New 3/4 Eastman VB105 hybrid bass

New 3/4 Eastman VB105 hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that incorporates a carved spruce top,  carved figured maple back and laminated ribs. This approach is increasingly being used in fine instrument…
Romanian Panormo Elite

Romanian Panormo Elite

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…
2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

Here’s another traditional German design by Michael Glass.   Very well chosen wood was used with this bass, with even grained spruce and  flamed bookmatched maple for the round back, sides…
2020 Johannes Rubner #66 Poplar

2020 Johannes Rubner #66 Poplar

Here’s a beautiful new bass from the Rubner workshop in Markneukirchen.  The top comes from even grained bookmatched spruce and the back and sides are made from Lombardy poplar. The…