Basses for Sale

new 3/4 Eastman VB105 Hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that has a carved top and back with 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. Eastman specifies maple for the back,

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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 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 a new fully carved Wilfer #10 roundback  bass at the shop. This is the same German workshop that made many of the famous Juzek basses.  The top is made from  straight grained spruce  with the grain width increasing at the sides. The back and sides are made from

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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.   Set up with a Despiau bridge,  Ullsperger  10mm endpin, and either D’addario Zyex,  Pirastro Perpetual or

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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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new 3/4 Eastman VB105 Hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that has a carved top and back with 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. Eastman specifies maple for the back, but judging by the look this may be closer to what we know as willow or poplar. 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

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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 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

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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″ lower bout width 26″ upper bout width 18 3/4″ lower block rib depth 8″ upper block rib depth 6 3/4″ length of back 44″ With Bel Canto strings the sound has a sweet cello like character, and is even throughout the range. Set up with an adjustable bridge, beautiful French

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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 must have come from a very large old tree. The varnish is light golden brown with a ground that sets off the poplar flecking nicely. Some dimensions: String length 41 3/16″ rib depth at lower block 8″ rib depth at upper block 6 5/8″ lower bout width 25 3/4″ upper

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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 15/16″ rib depth at upper block 7″ length of back 44 1/2″ string length 41 1/4″ This one is particular good  with a punchy pizz. sound and nice projection with the bow. This one is very light in weight as well, and the neck profile has a nice feel. The

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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 set off the flame in the neck and scroll. Some dimensions: String length 41 3/4″ lower bout width 25 3/8″ upper bout width 19 3/4″ rib depth at the lower block 8 1/4″ rib depth at the upper block 7 1/4″ length of back 45 1/4″ This is not a

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new 3/4 Eastman VB105 Hybrid bass

new 3/4 Eastman VB105 Hybrid bass

This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that has a carved top and back with laminated ribs. This approach is increasingly being used in fine instrument construction. It adds…
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…
2019 Rubner "Walther" bass

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…
2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

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…
New Rubner Michael Glass #10 bass

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…
New Gewa/Rubner  "Walther" carved bass

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…
Shen SB200 roundback 3/4 Gamba bass with mahogany back and maple sides

Shen SB200 roundback 3/4 Gamba bass with mahogany back and maple sides

We have a rare model from Shen, a smaller roundback gamba shaped bass with a mahogany back and maple ribs.  The spruce top has bear claw figure and overall the…