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Seller: James Peterson, Baltimore , MD
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Asking Price: $8,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: Late 20th Century
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Shen
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: This is the finest Shen you will ever play. It is a 3/4, bordering on 7/8, body Gemunder model. The string length is 41.5. A key feature to note here is that this bass was made before they starting mass producing all Shens made with willow wood. This is spruce and maple, which produces a far superior tone quality than the Shens produced today. You can tell that this is a pre-mass production Shen because it actually lacks the Shen stamp on the back and the Shen label inside.

This bass has a large body, which enables its massive tone. However, its sloping gamba shoulders make it very easy to get around. The tone quality is open, rich and even - and the bass reacts very well (i.e. you barely have to apply weight to get the string to speak).

This bass has been used very successfully for Jazz, and has one more than one major professional job (cant say which out of respect for previous owner's privacy). I personally have used it to get into undergrad and gradschool, as well as many summer festivals and regional orchestras. This bass will get you there.
CODE: 20190419

James Peterson, Baltimore , MD
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Seller: Eliot Porter, Providence, RI
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Asking Price: $40,000.00 Negotiable
Size: Full?
Date Made: 1844
Papers: No
String Length: 42.5
Maker / Nationality: American
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: Low b
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Huge sound, high arching, speaks quickly and easily.
Label: Made in Chester NH 1844, by Moses A. Tewksbury
Clone of Prescott gamba model: giant, strong scroll, joined f-holes.(Tewksbury worked in his shop)
42 1/2" SL
Overall, 77"
UB 22 LB 28 body length 48
Ribs are 7” at neck, just under 9" at deepest part of UB, and 9" at LB
Restored in 2011
, strung with original Flexes
CODE: 20190409

Eliot Porter, Providence, RI
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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: 20190405

Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Seller: Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Asking Price: $14,900.00 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: 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". 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: 20190325

Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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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: 20180901

Biase & Fantoni Rare Violins
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Seller: Kim Plewniak, Spokane, WA
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Asking Price: $34,000.00 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: 20180501

Kim Plewniak, Spokane, WA
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Seller: Orlando le Fleming, Brooklyn, NY
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Asking Price: $25,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1895
Papers: No
String Length: 42 inches
Maker / Nationality: Hawkes & Son
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Beautiful low end. Has been used primarily for jazz and is featured on many recordings. Fingerboard by Bruno Destrez. Good condition, in need of very minor cosmetics.

CODE: 20190302

Orlando le Fleming, Brooklyn, NY
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Seller: Upton Bass, Mystic Connecticut
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Asking Price: $0.00 Negotiable
Size: 4/4
Date Made: 1830s
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42 1/8
Maker / Nationality: Abraham Prescott
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Flat Back
Additional Description: Wonderful 1830s Prescott in great repair, bearing the original label. Rich, seismic bottom & lovely bow response with comfortable, modern enhancements. Played continuously in symphony orchestras across the Great Lakes region—always babied. Includes Laborie endpin, custom Messina cover, pickup, & extra sound-posts. CBC appraisal in 2012 @ $46.5 K. The bass is available for demonstration at the Upton Bass workshop, in Mystic Connecticut. Please contact them directly for more information.
CODE: 20180630

Upton Bass, Mystic Connecticut
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Seller: Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Asking Price: $6,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1920
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: Herold Jaeger/Reproduction
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: Beautiful mixture of hardwoods.
Professionally appraised.
CODE: 20190227

Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Seller: Quantum Bass
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Asking Price: $17,999.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1970's
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Pollman, German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Pollmann Imperator Bass in very good condition! Very large lower bout and large sound to match. Nicely flamed, carved, decorated exterior linings, button, and front corners. From the estate of Allan Rogers, long-time jazz player/recording artist. Old crack repairs have recently been revised. Brand-new Bobelock case. Click here for more information.
CODE: 20190223

Quantum Bass
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Seller: Edward Francis-Smith, Philadelphia, PA
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Asking Price: $3,600.00 Negotiable
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: Reid Hudson Bow
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
Additional Description: Reid Hudson bow, recent rehair. 142g. Can be shipped if required.
CODE: 20190215

Edward Francis-Smith, Philadelphia, PA
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Seller: Karyn Quinn, La Crosse, WI
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Asking Price: $17,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1930
Papers: No
String Length: 42.5
Maker / Nationality: Otto Ruebner
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This bass is in very good condition with big warm sound and good response. The upper bout sloping shoulders make it easy to play in the upper positions.
Measurements: Upper Bout: 18 in.; C Bout: 14 in.; Lower Bout: 26 in. ;Rib Depth:7-8 in. Eb Neck, Width at nut: 1.7 in. Scroll to Shoulder: 29 in. Extended fingerboard for solo work. Mooradian custom case included in price.

CODE: 20190219

Karyn Quinn, La Crosse, WI
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Seller: Dylan Stroud, Marietta, GA
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Asking Price: $4,600.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2008
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41.25
Maker / Nationality: Andreas Eastman
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Excellent condition, high praise from local luthiers and members of the Atlanta Symphony.
I played on this bass from 2008-2014 but I now have to part ways with it. During that time I won all of my college (Juilliard, BU, IU, NEC, & others) and summer festival auditions on it. It's a comfortable size, easy to navigate, and draws an even tone. This would be a great bass for a student or jazz player.

3/4 Mooradian standard case included

This bass is in Atlanta, GA
CODE: 20190120

Dylan Stroud, Marietta, GA
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Seller: Anders Rove, Oslo, Norway
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Asking Price: $9,900.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2013
Papers: Yes
String Length: 39,5
Maker / Nationality: Bob Spear - Samuel Shen
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Violin-shaped with thin ribs.
Brilliant, balanced sound with fast response.
CODE: 20190112

Anders Rove, Oslo, Norway
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Seller: David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Asking Price: $34,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1948 #38
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42 1/4
Maker / Nationality: Paul Toenniges
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Very good condition...beautiful bass
CODE: 20181229

David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Seller: David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Asking Price: $24,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Papers: No
String Length: 41 1/2
Maker / Nationality: Possible old German
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Beautiful Old possible German bass...great condition...Huge sound...
CODE: 20181229

David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Seller: David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Asking Price: $17,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: circa 1900
Papers: No
String Length: 43 1/2
Maker / Nationality: Czech
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Great sounding arco and pizz...Huge sound...
CODE: 20181229

David Stone, Huntington Beach, CA
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Seller: Derrick Englert, Richmond, VA
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Asking Price: $8,500.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2006
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42.25
Maker / Nationality: Kolstien's Baldwin, NY/Romania
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: I am thinning the herd. I bought this Kolstien Fendt from Mike Shank new in 2007. It is in great shape. It shows some light signs of use. It has no cracks or repairs. Sound: Dark and projects well.

Top: Spruce
Back and Sides: Willow
Neck and Scroll: Maple
Comes with Mooradian Standard Double Bass Bag 3/4 Black. I know it's 3/4, but it fits this bass more securely.




CODE: 20190102

Derrick Englert, Richmond, VA
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Seller: Benjamin Joella, BREWSTER, NY
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Asking Price: $30,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1739
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Francesco Zani - Reggio Italy
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Regrettably, I am parting with my personal instrument that helped me to win two professional orchestra auditions during the time that I was actively auditioning. The bass has your typical lush, spreading, complex Italian tone and is incredibly easy to play as well. It doesn't fight you anywhere on the bass.

The bass is a composite Italian instrument. By composite I mean that the top, back, and scroll are clearly 18th Century Italian. The neck and sides are of a later era. The bass is labeled Francesco Zani 1739. That date is consistent with details about Francesco Zani posted on the auction site Cremonae and shown in the attached image.

The bass has fresh varnish and a new fingerboard. It features a removable neck system and is being sold with a deluxe Mooradian bag and flight case. Basically it is ready to hit the audition trail if that is your aim. It is a perfect fit in a professional section and has a tone that is comparable with any other fine instrument. Additionally, the bass has a beautiful solo and chamber tone.

I am selling the bass to fund other projects, so unfortunately I cannot consider trades.

Thanks,
Ben
CODE: 20181220

Benjamin Joella, BREWSTER, NY
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Seller: Mr. Eustis Guillemet Jr., New Orleans, LA
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Asking Price: $30,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1834
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: Thumhardt, German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Large Shoulders
Additional Description: Labeled Stephan Thumhardt 1834, two piece maple back well flamed, maple neck & sides of moderate flame. Spruce top even grain, red brown varnish. Bass is in good playing condition.
CODE: 20181211

Mr. Eustis Guillemet Jr., New Orleans, LA
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Seller: Anna Doak, Seattle, WA
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Asking Price: $80,000.00 Firm
Date Made: 1820
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42 5/8
Maker / Nationality: Thomas Kennedy
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Label reads: Made in London, 1820 by Thomas Kennedy
Specially imported and adjusted by ||||

The bass is stamped under the button “W. Howarth”

Nationality: English

Upper Bouts: 21"
Lower Bouts: 26 1/2"
Body Length: 45"
Rib Depth: 6 1/2" - 9 1/2"

Two-piece flat back of broad grain maple with medium curl running perpendicular to the center joint. The ribs are of medium grain maple with medium-narrow curl. The scroll and peg-box are of plain grain maple with curly maple neck-graft. The table (top) is two-piece spruce of medium grain, which becomes flat sawn in the mid-point between the center seam and the edges of the bouts. The lower bouts are winged to make up the width. Varnish is a reddish brown color over a yellow ground.
www.basschurch.com/basses
CODE: 20181211

Anna Doak, Seattle, WA
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Seller: Alexander Bickard, New York, NY
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Asking Price: $20,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2000
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Pollman- Mittenwald, Germany
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: Pollman bass made by Michael Krahmer, phenomenal solo bass that easily cuts over an orchestra, but also very capable in chamber and orchestral settings. This bass has won me both solo competitions and orchestra jobs. In excellent condition with beautiful, projecting tone that is extremely easy to get around and play.
CODE: 20181129

Alexander Bickard, New York, NY
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Seller: Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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Asking Price: $6,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2002
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 1/2
Maker / Nationality: Samuel Shen
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Very nice fully carved 2002 Samuel Shen SB 800 (Rogeri model) double bass. Highly flamed maple back and sides, carved spruce top, ebony fingerboard, wooden bridge adjusters. This bass is very versatile and sounds great for classical, jazz or folk/bluegrass playing.
CODE: 20180920

Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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Seller: Naj Qureshi, Ashburn, VA
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Asking Price: $25,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: c.1880
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 5/8"
Maker / Nationality: Unknown- Bohemian
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: Easy to play wonderful warm sound in all registers
CODE: 20180914

Naj Qureshi, Ashburn, VA
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Seller: EMILE caillol, Carnoux en Provence, REGION PACA, France
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Asking Price: $94,500.00 Firm
Size: 4/4
Date Made: 1735
Papers: No
String Length: 112,05
Maker / Nationality: LUTHIER FRANCOIS LEJEUNE FRANCE
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: perfect condition photo available
emilecaillol@hotmail.fr
CODE: 20180809

EMILE caillol, Carnoux en Provence, REGION PACA, France
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Seller: Marcelo Maccagnan, New York, NY
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Asking Price: $3,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Shen - Chinese
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: Hybrid back. Comes with fishman pickup already installed, carbon fiber endpin and bag.
CODE: 20180710

Marcelo Maccagnan, New York, NY
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Seller: Carlos Henriquez, West Orange, NJ
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Firm
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1939
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Master Arts Juzek
Performing Capacity: Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: I'm selling this great Master Arts Juzek from 1939, it has some great low end and powerful volume on stage. I used this bass just recently with the Jazz @ lincoln center orch.. I was amazed how easy It was to deliver that punchy sound.
CODE: 20180702

Carlos Henriquez, West Orange, NJ
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Seller: Olivier Rabbath, New York, NY
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Asking Price: $3,800.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2017
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: olivier rabbath
String Setup: flight bass case
Additional Description: This NEW VERSION of the Rabbath Case
includes useful new features, in addition to its
unique "SUSPENDING SYSTEM" (patented), which
keeps your musical instrument inches from the
inside wall of the case, eliminating vibration.

Features:
#1 Your Trunk ceases to appear hostile to the
Custom and Airport workers, (heavy, tough etc..)
by looking like luggage (soft, fragile)

#2 Your Soft case can be rolled on its Side! No
more intimidating height at the Airport Counter
when you check in! It is, after all, "big luggage".

#3 Locks are the most simple in the World: Just
2 Nylon Strips, no keys.
No complicated lock that exhausts Custom's Brain
Cells....

#4 One extra handle placed on front of the case
for vehicle loading.
Not easy to slide your case in the back of a car,
without this 'handle-smart' placement

#5 A removable Super Comfort Handle
This Handle TOTALLY protects yourhand. Even if
you have to drive your case all day, YOUR HAND
WILL BE OK
This is most important for a musician who needs to
perform same day.

#6 Case Weight Range is from 20 LB to30 LB.
This depends on the options selected (like the soft
covering Kevlar instead of in Leather Carbon etc..)

#7 Its Removable Pin Hinges, which allow the
option to stow the case Nested,eliminates the
burden of huge volume, when storing between uses.

#8 Each case is handcrafted according to the
individual specifications of your Instrument, at no
additional charge.


Each Rabbath’case is 100% Guaranteed
100% Premium Carbon Fiber

www.rabbathcase.com

CODE: 20180626

Olivier Rabbath, New York, NY
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Seller: John Hay, Lansing, MI
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Asking Price: $28,950.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1935
Papers: No
String Length: 41 5/8
Maker / Nationality: Alfred Meyer, German
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Carved Back
Additional Description: Busetto Corners
Marked "A * M " at button.
High flame
Deep ribs
----NOTE---This bass will at the ISB convention in Ithaca. Please feel free to contact me by phone or text at 517-775-4207.
CODE: 20180507

John Hay, Lansing, MI
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Seller: Cory Palmer, Pittsburgh, PA
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Asking Price: $25,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 42
Date Made: 2001
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Thomas Martin
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Additional Description: Made for Ralph Jones (former principal bass of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) in 2001. Set up by Mike Shank with an extension made by him in 2016. The bass is in great condition, projects well, and has a very full sound. It has held up well in a variety of regions and climates and has served me well in orchestras, at auditions, and in recitals. Will be at ISB convention.
CODE: 20180525

Cory Palmer, Pittsburgh, PA
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Seller: Janet C. Barbour, Griswold, CT
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Asking Price: $35,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1976
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41 3/8
Maker / Nationality: Gunter Krahmer
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This instrument is in mint condition and is the joint work of Gunter Krahmer and Thomas Martin, completed in 1976. It bears the label: Bernard Simon Fendt Maggini Bass Violin copies, #30, expressly made and distributed by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd. It was one of the first two imported and set up by Sam Kolstein. I am the original owner.
The top is of two-piece fine vertical grained spruce with double purfling. The back is of two-piece highly flamed maple with purfling matching the top and matching ribs. The neck is curly maple with authentic copies of Baker gears and an English Low C extension. It has been set up for modern playing with a tension-compensating saddle, Kolstein bridge and ebony adjusters.

Body length = 44 3/4”
Width @ upper bout = 20 1/2”
Width @ center bout = 14 1/4"
Width @ lower bout = 27 1/4”

Awesome big sound for Orchestral playing!

Serious inquiries only, please.

CODE: 20180518

Janet C. Barbour, Griswold, CT
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Seller: Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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Asking Price: $33,500.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2015
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Guy Cole
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Wonderful bass made by Guy Cole for the 2015 ISB Makers Competition. Bass awarded certificates for both Tone & Workmanship. Impressive one-piece back, Sloane tuners, Robertsons custom C-extension, in great condition. Excellent orchestra bass with lots of bottom end.
CODE: 20180517

Keith Wymer, Kansas City, MO
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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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