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Seller: Richard Laird, Springfield, VA
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1978
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 5/8
Maker / Nationality: Kolstein/Krahmer
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: I purchased this instrument from Samuel Kolstein & Son during the year of its make.

It bears a Kolstein label and I’ve been informed that the bass was made by Gunter Krahmer of the Pollman shop.

Spruce top, beautifully flamed maple sides and back, curly maple neck

Maggini style double purfling on both top and back

Brass Baker style tuning gears, rosewood tailpiece

Raised saddle, Kolstein bridge with ebony adjusters, quality endpin, padded Moordian bag

The bass has exceptional resonance and superbly even tone and response

Very good condition cosmetically – has two cracks that have been well-repaired and very stable for many years

CODE: 20200912

Richard Laird, Springfield, VA
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Seller: paul langosch, chevy chase, MD
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Asking Price: $7,500.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1950
Papers: No
String Length: 42 1/4
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: This handmade solid wood bass is in excellent condition with no cracks. It has been played extensively over the past 25 years. This instrument has a well-developed sound that is rich and deep. The table is a fine spruce with a beautiful grain pattern. The ribs and round back are made of lightly flamed maple. Perfect instrument for jazz or classical use. Today, with so many new instruments being imported into the US from
places like China and Romania, this bass truly stands out as a bass of much higher quality than other basses in that price range. Perfect for a serious high school student,
gigging jazz musician, or freshman university or conservatory student. This bass has been made in the tradition of the great 20th century European makers, Emanuel Wilfer and John Juzek.
CODE: 20200916

paul langosch, chevy chase, MD
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Seller: Robert Taylor, Brooklyn, NY
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Asking Price: $15,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1900/1930
Papers: No
String Length: 41 3/4
Maker / Nationality: German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: -Repair label shows L Kschier , PHG PA , 1938 Likely made in Germany between 1900-1930. 

-Removable Neck done by Jed Kriegel in 2014, original scroll grafted.
-Round back, huge rich sound, very playable. Set up primarily for Jazz. 

-Selling with David Gage flight case in excellent condition, + 3,000.
CODE: 20200616

Robert Taylor, Brooklyn, NY
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Seller: Brian Padavic, Kansas City, MO
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Asking Price: $14,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2003
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: American
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Rabbath endpin set-up. Plug in place of normal rod-style end pin. Would need luthier to install normal end pin if desired.
CODE: 20200729

Brian Padavic, Kansas City, MO
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Seller: Jon Steele, Washington, DC
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Asking Price: $6,750.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1920's
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: German
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: The instrument is set up for jazz, perfectly suited for acoustic situation like piano duo/trio and gypsy jazz. Big sound throughout, punchy flat back, but nice color in low-mid range. Also good in chamber ensemble, quintet, octet and larger ensembles- nice blend, wide dynamic range, punctual and articulate for modern, rhythmic music. 


Full Height 72
Body Height 43.5
Scale Length 41.5
Upper Bout Width 19
Lower Bout Width 25
Scroll to Shoulder 29
Width at Nut 1.7
CODE: 20200720

Jon Steele, Washington, DC
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Seller: Rudy Albach, Columbus, OH
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Asking Price: $45,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 19th cent.
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 7/8
Maker / Nationality: French
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners, Large Shoulders, Carved Back
Additional Description: This Jacquet school bass is one of a kind in sound + clarity! Restored in 2005 by Arnold Schnitzer + his extension in 2012. Great orchestral bass, but would fit into any style of playing.
CODE: 20200824

Rudy Albach, Columbus, OH
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Seller: Sean Rzewnicki, North HIlls, CA
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Asking Price: $13,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2004
Papers: No
String Length: 42 in
Maker / Nationality: Wilfer
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Beautiful Emanuel Wilfer Solo Model from 2004. Beautiful singing tone; ideal for solo and Orchestral playing; I have also used it in a jazz context and have been very pleased as well. The unmistakable flamed f-holes grab ones eyes and tone ones ears.
CODE: 20200816

Sean Rzewnicki, North HIlls, CA
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Seller: Mark Tomko, Bellingham, WA
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Asking Price: $17,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1987
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Canadian
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: I'm selling my Kai Arvi bass. It's #25, made in 1987. It's typical of Arvi basses - good craftsmanship, beautiful flamed wood, dark stain. Since I have owned it in 2007 it's been well cared for, with regular visits to Jed Kriegel and Sarah Balmforth. Jed fitted a C-extension with a gate at the E. The bass has had some problems in the past (scroll trauma, a few cracks) but it was recently checked out by a luthier in town and given a clean bill of health. Comes with a blue Messina Covers bag that's in excellent condition.

I'm located in Bellingham WA. I can potentially meet a committed prospective buyer elsewhere in the PNW, within reason and subject to some negotiation.
CODE: 20200627


Seller: michael castagner, Burlington County, NJ
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Asking Price: $8,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: ca 1875
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: Tyrolean
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Flat Back
Additional Description: Huge price cut, was $15,000. Has been extremely well maintained.
CODE: 20200814

michael castagner, Burlington County, NJ
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Seller: Michael Ross, Sarasota, FL
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Asking Price: $12,500.00 
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1920
Papers: No
String Length: 42.0
Maker / Nationality: Morelli
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: The nicest Morelli you’ll ever play. Big, growly jazz sound, nice rich sound under the bow. Top- off restoration at Gage in 2015, new fingerboard from CBC in 2012.
Body length- 44.5
Rib depth- 8 1/4
Top Bouts-19.5
Bottom Bouts- 25.5
CODE: 20200727

Michael Ross, Sarasota, FL
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Seller: Bryan Lowe, San Diego, CA
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Asking Price: $10,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2002
Papers: No
String Length: 43
Maker / Nationality: E. Wilfer
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
String Setup: 5-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Excellent condition, no cracks etc. New strings. Recently adjusted by Jon Peterson in LA
CODE: 20200730

Bryan Lowe, San Diego, CA
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Seller: Alan Lewine, Springfield, PA (Philly metro)
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Asking Price: $3,900.00 Firm
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2010
Papers: No
String Length: 41 1/2
Maker / Nationality: Czech/US
Performing Capacity: Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description:
Czech Ease Road Bass With Flight Case. Condition is lightly Used. Almost like new.
“If you really want to cause some trouble,
if you really want to cause some pain,
then simply go down to your local airport, and try to put a bass board a plane.” — Jay Leonhart “Bass Aboard a Plane”

This solves that problem. Less than 50lb in flight case with soft bag. Over size but not overweight for the plane minimizes excess baggage fees. Wheeled fiberglass flight case is eminently transportable. Then use the soft case locally.

As played by Dave Holland, Esperanza Spalding and many more heavyweights. Enough sound to practice unplugged. On stage through an amp sounds natural and real like your amplified upright (IMHO so much better than a solidbody EUB).

Plays well. Great condition. Standard ply K1 model. D neck. Set up by David Gage of David Gage String Instruments in SoHo, Manhattan NYC. Evah Pirazzi strings. David Gage Realist pickup and Gage Czech Ease bow holster all included.

Czech-Ease Dimensions
..............Bass.......Trunk
Height: 66.0 in.......66.0 in
Width: 22.8 in.......26.4 in.
Depth: 22.0 in........22.0 in.
Weight: 19.8 lbs....35.2 lbs

Price + shipping unless you can pick her up in the Philly area or in August in Spain.

Atención españoles: Durante agosto estaré en Madrid. Si están interesados, háganmelo saber lo antes posible, para llevárselo. During August I will be in Madrid. If you are in Spain and interested, send a message to let me know right away and I will bring her.
CODE: 20200728


Seller: Michael Bradt, Birmingham, Alabama
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Asking Price: $55,000.00 
Size: 7/8
Date Made: circa 1830
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Abraham Prescott
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Original label intact
CODE: 20200718

Michael Bradt, Birmingham, Alabama
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Seller: Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Asking Price: $5,800.00 Firm
Size: 3/4
Papers: No
String Length: 40.75
Maker / Nationality: Chinese
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Superb Chinese bass, well carved, properly graduated tight grain spruce top, solid wood, flamed back and sides, ebony fingerboard. Upgraded tuners, endpin, rosewood tailpiece, and bridge. Ready to play, needs nothing. Cushy case included. With a change of strings, this would be a great jazz bass. String length: 40.75 inches.
CODE: 20200719

Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Seller: Kent Miller, Silver Spring, MD
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Asking Price: $20,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2001
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Arvi - Canada
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Bouts 20.25" upper
27.5" lower
CODE: 20200707

Kent Miller, Silver Spring, MD
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Seller: Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Asking Price: $14,500.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1978
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Gunter Krahmer/Pollman
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Large Shoulders, Carved Back
Additional Description: New price! Made by Gunter Krahmer of the Pollman family styled after Maggini. Body length 44.75" with rib width just under 9.5" Comfortable string length of 41.5 inches. Projects evenly across range. Carved back and sides highly flamed. Top has bear claws. Premium endpin, rosewood tailpiece, high saddle, ultra thin violin corners, double purfling. Cushy soft case. Kolstein's label partially pasted over Krahmer's. Superb condition.
CODE: 20200325

Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Seller: Joseph Heindel, Akron, OH
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Asking Price: $700.00 Or Best Offer
Size: bass
Date Made: 2018
Papers: Yes
String Length: 50:1
Maker / Nationality: Irving Sloane
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: Irving Sloane double bass tuning machines serial #870
these gears have been drilled for a reduced weight (and looks) the shaft is aluminum. $700 obo Thanks
CODE: 20200602

Joseph Heindel, Akron, OH
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Seller: James Vivian, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Asking Price: $35,000.00 
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1910
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Hawkes & Son, London (Panormo Model)
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Same owner for over 40 years. Bass is in super shape and needs no work. Fabulously maintained by Heinl's in Toronto. Set-up and removeable neck by Mario Lamarre in Montreal. Used on over 100 recordings. Great for orchestral or jazz.
CODE: 20200531

James Vivian, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Seller: Kim Plewniak, Spokane, WA
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Asking Price: $33,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: Late 19th Century
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Thibouville Lamy
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners, Large Shoulders, Flat Back
Additional Description: A great orchestral instrument that has a beautiful deep and clear tone that projects fully to the back of the hall. The measurements are: Overall height 73.5", Body height 45.25", Upper bout 21.75", Lower bout 26.75". This bass is in fantastic shape and has a big, booming sound that has served me well in my orchestral work for many years. More pictures upon request.
CODE: 20200501

Kim Plewniak, Spokane, WA
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Seller: Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Asking Price: $7,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: Herold Jaeger/Reproduction
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: 1920s bass
beautiful mixture of hardwoods
Appraised by an independent luthier.
CODE: 20200502

Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Seller: FOUNDATION TO ASSIST YOUNG MUSICIANS
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Asking Price: $15,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1974
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: E. M. POLLMAN
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: GARY KARR: "IT'S ONE OF THE BEST POLLMANS I'VE SEEN, AND I LOVE IT!"
CODE: 20200419

FOUNDATION TO ASSIST YOUNG MUSICIANS
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Seller: Dennis James, New York, NY
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Asking Price: $90,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: late 1600s early 1700
Papers: No
String Length: 41 3/4
Maker / Nationality: Old Italian late 17th century, early 18th century, Amati period
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Powerful orchestral instrument, comfortable and in excellent condition. Photos and specs available upon request. Instrument is from the Paul Harris Estate
CODE: 20200409


Seller: Dennis James, New York, NY
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Asking Price: $90,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8th
Date Made: 1857
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Andreas Postacchini
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Comfortable, powerful orchestral bass in excellent condition.
Photos and specs available on request.
CODE: 20200409


Seller: Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Asking Price: $0.00 Negotiable
Papers: Yes
Additional Description: Now Available: A large collection of fantastic professional bass violins and bows, all expert certified.

Instruments by:
Juzek, Conia, Toenniges, Bandini, Antongnazzi, Forster, Derazey, Gagliano, Amati, Ruggeri and more.

Bows by:
Hills, Neurnberger, Lotte, Morizot, Fetique, Ouchard, Pfretchner, Sartory and others.

View this collection of originals by their makers, not copies, in New York City.
Biase & Fantoni Violins, Since 1935
Adjacent to Lincoln Center - 212-840-8373
CODE: 20200405

Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Seller: Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Asking Price: $0.00 Negotiable
Papers: No
Additional Description: Abraham Prescott original scroll complete with AAA flamed maple rough neck graft, machines and plates. For this and other unfinished bass projects, call 212-840-8373.
CODE: 20200901

Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Seller: Jesse Dale, Boston, MA
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Asking Price: $8,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2012
Papers: No
String Length: 41 1/8
Maker / Nationality: Gliga Workshop, Reghin, Romania
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Slightly smaller 3/4 size bass, but big sound for its size, clear and responsive to bow. Set up for orchestral now but works well for jazz also. new bridge and leather bumpers made by Joel McMillan
Other Specs:
Upper bout: 18 3/4"
Lower bout: 26 1/2"
Rib depth: 8 - 8 5/8"
Endpin diameter: 3/8"
CODE: 20200329

Jesse Dale, Boston, MA
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Seller: Mas Podgorny, Houston, TX
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Asking Price: $42,000.00 Negotiable
Papers: No
String Length: 42”
Maker / Nationality: French / Unmarked
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: The instrument’s only identifying label is a small piece of paper bearing the serial number "CON228" and is glued to the interior back. The instrument is likely of French origin and dates to the early part of the nineteenth century. The scroll bears German tuning gears, which are believed to be original, and an extension made by Ben Joella of Palm Beach County, FL. Restoration work was completed by Michael F. Magee in 2007, and all subsequent work, including a replaning of the fingerboard, a new bridge, and sound post, has been completed by Robertson’s Violin Shop and Trevor Davis. The instrument has won orchestral jobs in the Florida Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as positions in the New World Symphony program and at Rice University.
CODE: 20200322

Mas Podgorny, Houston, TX
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Seller: Paul Del Nero, Bristol, RI
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Asking Price: $4,900.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2012
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: New Standard Cleveland
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: Plywood.Excellent Setup and Condition, Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings, Full Circle pickup, Mooradian Bag Original owner, professionally played and maintained.

CODE: 20200227

Paul Del Nero, Bristol, RI
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Seller: Paul Del Nero, Bristol, RI
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Asking Price: $3,900.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1953
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Kay
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Model: M-1-B, Serial Number: 31194,
Excellent condition and setup with new ebony fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, endpin. Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings, Full Circle pickup, Mooradian bag.
Professionally played and maintained for many years.
CODE: 20200226

Paul Del Nero, Bristol, RI
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Seller: Kaden Henderson, Lake Katrine, NY
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Asking Price: $11,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1930
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42in
Maker / Nationality: German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Appraised by Lisa Gass for $17,000. Details:7/8, adjustable chromatic C extension redressed 2019, new nut, bridge, fingerboard and setup work by Keiran O'Hara 2019. $11,500 priced for quick sale! Comes with gray Mooradian cover.
CODE: 20200219

Kaden Henderson, Lake Katrine, NY
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Seller: Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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Asking Price: $6,000.00 Or Best Offer
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: HR Pfretzschner
Additional Description: Beautiful HR Pfretzschner German bow. Older octagonal pernambuco stick that pulls a clear, complex sound. Has a nice, quick response for orchestral playing and a strong, focused sound for solo stuff. Has been used professionally and is really a wonderful do-it-all bow. Weight is 129 grams and usable hair length is right around 21 3/4". Has the HR Pfretzschner stamp on the stick and the faded coat of arms stamp on the frog. Happy to ship for a trial period to anyone seriously interested.
CODE: 20200201

Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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Seller: B. Sprouls, NYC, NY
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Asking Price: $15,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: mid 20th Century
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Romanian
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: A wonderfully playable bass. Sloped shoulders allow for ease of playing. Tone is smooth and clear in all registers. Great volume and projection. Low C extension. A well-made and beautiful instrument for this price.

Specs:
Small 7/8 Double Bass
Upper Bout: 19 3/4"
Belly Length: 45 3/4"
Center Bout: 14"
String Length: 42"
Bottom Bout: 25 3/4"
Varnish: Reddish Golden Brown
Rib Depth: 8 3/4" gradually tapering to 6 3/8" at the Neck
Top: 2-piece medium - fine grained Quarter Sawn Spruce
Back: 2-piece Maple, Quarter Sawn
Ribs: Maple matching the Back
Neck / Scroll: Italian Black Poplar w/ Poplar Neck Graft
CODE: 20191206

B. Sprouls, NYC, NY
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Seller: Gareth Montanarello, Tucson, AZ
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Asking Price: $850.00 Firm
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: Steffen Kuhnla, Germany
Additional Description: German bass bow made by Steffen Kuhnla. Pernambuco stick, ebony frog. Pulls a broad, powerful, consistent sound.
CODE: 20191201

Gareth Montanarello, Tucson, AZ
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Seller: Geoffrey Morrow, Yonkers, NY
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Asking Price: $8,600.00 Firm
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1930s
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Very good condition, only a few old top cracks all well repaired and solid - recently examined by top bass luthier. Has custom fingered 'C' extension and Sloan tuners. Lovely, even, very open, projecting sound. Easy to play with excellent access to upper register. UB-19 3/4", LB-25 1/4", Ribs-6 3/8" at top to 8 3/4" at bottom.
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CODE: 20191031

Geoffrey Morrow, Yonkers, NY
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Seller: Lawrence Shneider, Northbrook (Chicago), Illinois
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Asking Price: $9,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: Circa 1830, unlabeled
Papers: Yes
String Length: 105cm 41
Maker / Nationality: German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Nice sound for both orchestral and jazz. German origin circa 1830. Belly is of pine. Two piece back is of plain maple with no purfling. Ribs and scroll are of plain maple. Neck is of birdsye maple. Tuning gears added later: brass 1/2 plate of French origin. Adjustable bridge: pernambuco. The bass is in good and healthy condition.
Mooradian Standard bag and bass stand included.
Length 109cm
Rib depth 20cm
String length 105cm
Upper bout 50.8cm
Middle bout 35.5cm
Lower bout 64.1cm
CODE: 20191025

Lawrence Shneider, Northbrook (Chicago), Illinois
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Seller: Sergei Zhukowsky, Toronto, Canada
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Asking Price: $25,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2002
Papers: Yes
String Length: 1023 mm or 40 1/4
Maker / Nationality: Hungarian
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: A fine Hungarian double bass, labelled “Castello Della Musa”, made for Music Messe, Budapest anno 2002 after Giovanni Paolo Maggini, ¾ size.
The back is formed from two pieces maple, showing attractive medium width flames slightly descending from centre joint. The ribs are of matching maple, neck and scroll of maple with less regular broader flames. The top is of spruce having fairly even medium width grains, broadening toward the edges. Varnish is a medium orange brown colour on lighter ground, slightly old imitated.
The instrument is in fine condition.
Length: 1115 mm. Width, upper bouts: 502 mm. Middle bouts: 362 mm. Lower bouts: 660 mm.
String length: 1023 mm or 40 ¼”

CODE: 20191001

Sergei Zhukowsky, Toronto, Canada
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Seller: Michael Castagner
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Asking Price: $15,000.00 
Size: 7/8
Date Made: ca 1875
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: German (Tyrol)
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Beautiful double bass, 7/8 size made in Tyrol (Germany) circa 1875. It has a great woody sound that is ideal for jazz playing. Due to the angle of the fingerboard and the scroll, it cannot accept an extension. Top is medium grained spruce. The flat back is made from flamed maple wood of light curl. The varnish is of golden brown color. Well restored, authentic and excellent condition.
CODE: 30000101

Michael Castagner
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Seller: Robert Slack, Costa Mesa, CA
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Asking Price: $11,500.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1910
Papers: No
String Length: 43
Maker / Nationality: German made 'Morelli
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Nice Carved early 20th Century German Made Bass. Huge, Full Sound. No Major Condition issues. Presently set up for a Jazz Player. Nice Maple Back. Seller is on West Coast. Seller is open to reasonable offers.
CODE: 30000101

Robert Slack, Costa Mesa, CA
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Seller: Stephen Tramontozzi, San Francisco
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Asking Price: $68,000.00 
Date Made: 1920
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5 inches, 108 cm
Maker / Nationality: Italian
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: Labeled Giovanni Leoni, Parma, 1920. Beautiful bass in excellent condition. Original neck. Ribs and back of highly figured Lombardian poplar. Huge sound. Quick and flexible response. First class instrument
CODE: 30000101

Stephen Tramontozzi, San Francisco

Seller: Robert Evans, Durango Colorado
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Asking Price: $4,000.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1963
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 Inches
Maker / Nationality: Kay, American
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: This Kay has received the benefit of extensive luthier work, which is reflected in its price. Work done by the Gage shop in NYC and Canyon Music Woodworks in southwest Colorado. The neck has been off (though never broken!) and reset twice, eliminating all of the dreck that is usually in Kay neck joints. The fingerboard is excellent ebony, properly dressed, and the bridge is a best quality Aubert. Pecanic tailpiece. I have never seen another Kay of this age in this condition. Used at home only for the past 15 years; possibly gigged in New Orleans a long time ago. Obligatos are on it now.
CODE: 30000101

Robert Evans, Durango Colorado
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Seller: Olivier Rabbath, Brooklyn NY
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Asking Price: $4,900.00 
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: USA
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
Additional Description: Not Francois but his son, Olivier Rabbath, has designed this new DOUBLE BASS FLIGHT CASE weighing only 35 lb(15.87kg) and made of kevlar and carbon for strength and durability. Inside, Rabbath has developed a unique "suspender" system that cradles the instrument five inches from the walls of the case. Click here for purchasing information!
CODE: 30000101

Olivier Rabbath, Brooklyn NY

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