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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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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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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

Here’s another traditional German design by Michael Glass.   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 lower bout

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2023 Rubner “Walther” bass

Another fully carved  instrument from the Rubner workshop. This has an antiqued red finish and looks great with a bit of  maple flame wood figure 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

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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

A beautiful bass 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

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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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Rubner #62

Here we have a new, fully carved roundback 3/4  size bass from Rubner.  Made from spruce and  flamed maple with dark golden brown spirit varnish. The upper bout shoulders are sloped to increase upper access, including an area of  plate overhang that is trimmed flush where the left arm meets

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New Shen SB150 Hybrid bass

With a solid carved spruce 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.  Includes an adjustable Despiau bridge,  German Ullsperger  10mm endpin,

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Calin Wultur Corsini Elite

We have an outstanding Romanian bass for sale.  Visually the look is very appealing with ground prep,  glaze and golden brown spirit varnish giving the instrument a depth and “chatoyance” that is  deep and beautiful. The wood quality is rare as well with both the top and back being two

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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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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.   sold, but we have another waiting setup work.    

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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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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

Here’s another traditional German design by Michael Glass.   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 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 style tuners

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2023 Rubner “Walther” bass

Another fully carved  instrument from the Rubner workshop. This has an antiqued red finish and looks great with a bit of  maple flame wood figure 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 is a good bass  with a punchy pizz. sound and nice projection with the bow.   We installed a new East African ebony fingerboard and the setup feels great.  Complete with with New Harmony carbon endpin,

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2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

A beautiful bass 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 small instrument, yet feels

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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 width  19 1/2″ rib depth lower block 8 1/8″ rib depth upper block 7″ length of back 44 1/4″ We ended up opening this bass and thinning the top and back plates followed by a new bass bar.  Now there’s more low end, more projection overall,  and the pizzicato sound

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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…
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…
2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

2020 Rubner Michael Glass #20 bass

Here’s another traditional German design by Michael Glass.   Well chosen wood was used with this bass, with even grained spruce and  flamed bookmatched maple for the round back, sides and…
2023 Rubner "Walther" bass

2023 Rubner "Walther" bass

Another fully carved  instrument from the Rubner workshop. This has an antiqued red finish and looks great with a bit of  maple flame wood figure in the back and sides.…
2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

2020 Rubner Michael Glass #30

A beautiful bass 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…
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…
Rubner #62

Rubner #62

Here we have a new, fully carved roundback 3/4  size bass from Rubner.  Made from spruce and  flamed maple with dark golden brown spirit varnish. The upper bout shoulders are…
New Shen SB150 Hybrid bass

New Shen SB150 Hybrid bass

With a solid carved spruce 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…
Calin Wultur Corsini Elite

Calin Wultur Corsini Elite

We have an outstanding Romanian bass for sale.  Visually the look is very appealing with ground prep,  glaze and golden brown spirit varnish giving the instrument a depth and “chatoyance”…