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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: 20180325

Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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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: Blake Maley, Arlington Heights, IL
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Asking Price: $14,999.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2006
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Anton Krutz, USA
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: Powerful, expressive and beautiful sound. Meticulously crafted from carefully aged curly maple and spruce by Master Luthier Anton Krutz. Craftsmanship includes precise arching and graduations, and a unique mineral ground and varnish treatment that gives this instrument its timbre and Bel Canto voice, similar to that of the fine Italian masters. Fingerboard Extension. One owner. Can be converted for Jazz performance. Regularly maintained and in perfect condition.

Measurements:
Upper Bout Width – 21.06” (535 mm)
Lower Bout Width – 28.22” (717 mm)
C-Bout Width – 14.80” (376 mm)
Body Length – 47.00” (1194 mm)

CODE: 20180114

Blake Maley, Arlington Heights, IL
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Seller: August Jirovec, Madison, WI
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Asking Price: $36,000.00 Or Best Offer
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.
CODE: 20180630

August Jirovec, Madison, WI
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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: Burke Shaw, Houston, TX
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Asking Price: $1,400.00 Or Best Offer
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: Claude Marchand
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
Additional Description: Selling a french bow stamped "Claude Marchand".
Weight: 140g
Length: 68.5cm
Hair Length: 55cm

Very nice bow, versatile with a strong pull / sound; was used by a former owner to audition successfully with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. On consignment at the Quantum Bass Center in Houston, quantumbasscenter@gmail.com

Will remove post immediately when the bow sells, so if this ad is up, YES! I still am selling the bow.

Thanks!
CODE: 20180718

Burke Shaw, Houston, TX
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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: Robin Betton, New York, New York
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Asking Price: $17,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2010
Papers: Yes
String Length: 40 3/8
Maker / Nationality: Thomas Martin
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/thomas-martin-3-4.1231768/
CODE: 20180104

Robin Betton, New York, New York
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Seller: Tim Coerver, Hartville, OH
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Asking Price: $16,000.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1927
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Benedict Lang Mittenwald, Germany
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: restored by Peter Horn of Cleveland/Brecksville Oh
fitted with adjustable bridge with beveled fingerboard
additional info and pics available upon request
CODE: 20180329

Tim Coerver, Hartville, OH
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Seller: Tim Coerver, Hartville, OH
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: Circa 1880
Papers: No
String Length: 43
Maker / Nationality: unknown Czech origin
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Restored by Peter Horn of Cleveland/Brecksville Oh.
Fitted with adjustable bridge fingerboard set with no bevel
additional pictures upon request
CODE: 20180329

Tim Coerver, Hartville, OH
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Seller: Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Asking Price: $8,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 1920
Papers: Yes
Maker / Nationality: Herold Jaeger
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: Plays well in all registers. Beautiful mixture of hardwoods.
CODE: 20180312

Barbara Olson, Geneva, IL
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Seller: Alan Lewine, Springfield, PA
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1965
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Morelli (German)
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: German string bass (URB) by Morelli c.1965. $12,000 plus shipping. Fully carved. Excellent condition. Highly arched back, nice straight grain. 42" mensure. Set up by David Gage who appraised at $15k.
CODE: 20180311

Alan Lewine, Springfield, PA
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Seller: Alan Lewine, Springfield, PA
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Asking Price: $4,500.00 
Papers: No
String Length: 41 1/2
Maker / Nationality: CzechEase
Performing Capacity: Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: CzechEase Bass - for travel upright bass (URB). (see http://www.czech-ease.com/ ) $4,500 (plus shipping). Model K-1 with Realist pickup and fiberglass flight case and gig bag. The ultimate travel bass from David Gage. Light use - like new. Detachable scroll with carrying pouch in gig bag. Perfect for the serious bassist on the road. $7,000 value only $4,500 plus shipping.
CODE: 20180311

Alan Lewine, Springfield, PA
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Seller: Tim Pearson, Nashville, TN
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Asking Price: $28,500.00 
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2010
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
CODE: 20180228

Tim Pearson, Nashville, TN
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Seller: Rod Glaubman, New Orleans, LA
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Asking Price: $21,000.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1973
Papers: No
String Length: 42.5
Maker / Nationality: Laurence Lamay
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Carved Back
Additional Description: LAMAY, Lawrence built over 200 instruments including cellos and basses. I commissioned this bass directly from Larry in late 1971 and have been the only owner. Gary Karr was having Lamay basses made for him. His shop was in Lexington, Kentucky. The bass was completed in 1973. Beautiful wood and beautiful tone. The instrument has been VERY well maintained. Selling with a Gage hard case and a Mooradean black soft cover.
CODE: 20180224

Rod Glaubman, New Orleans, LA
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Seller: Katherine Maxwell, Fresno, CA
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Asking Price: $8,500.00 Negotiable
Size: full
Date Made: late 1800 to early 1900
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: German, no name visible inside
Performing Capacity: Orchestral
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Antique, German-made full-sized bass, fully carved, curved back,unique tuning pegs that are in great condition; custom-made bridge that allows for adjustments due to weather or preferred sound, old-style foot peg, virgin neck. Not original finish except for neck. Two small cracks that appraiser said would not effect the sound or value. Includes stand and front-zipper case. Lots of photos available; contact kathmax13@att.net to have sent.
CODE: 20180205

Katherine Maxwell, Fresno, CA
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Seller: Michael Rinne, Nashville, TN
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Asking Price: $12,500.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2006
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: American Maryland
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Flat Back
Additional Description: 2006 Rumano Solano Busetto corners 7/8 Willow back KC extension Beautiful big sound. I played this bass through college and professionally subbing with Nashville Symphony and on many recording sessions with the Nashville String Machine. Love this bass but I've made another purchase recently and it's time for someone else to enjoy this fantastic instrument.
CODE: 20180122

Michael Rinne, Nashville, TN
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Seller: Neil Walters, Philadelphia, PA
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2014
Papers: No
String Length: 40 7/8
Maker / Nationality: Kolstein
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Ceruti model Kolstein shop bass finished by Mike Shank. Sloping shoulders make it easy to get around. Even tone and playability throughout all registers. Bright tone projects well. This bass served me well in my undergrad studies.
CODE: 20180117

Neil Walters, Philadelphia, PA
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Seller: John McGurran, Victoria, BC, Canada
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Asking Price: $80,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1939
Papers: Yes
String Length: 106 cm
Maker / Nationality: Ermanno Squilla, Alatri, Italy
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This modern Italian bass has been maintained and appraised by Jim Ham, Victoria, BC This is beautiful instrument with sound to match which will only improve over the years. I include a Kolstein Uni-Air Bass Carrier & a fitted SoundWear Performer Bass Bag.
CODE: 20171111

John McGurran, Victoria, BC, Canada
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Seller: Eero Seppa, Helsinki, Finland
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Asking Price: $7,100.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: Early 1900
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: Germany
Performing Capacity: Solo, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Old German flatback bass in very good condition. Small and easy to play, very even sound. Jazz pizzicato setup. Minor cracks repaired and a good quality endpin was installed in 2015.
CODE: 20171226

Eero Seppa, Helsinki, Finland
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Seller: Barry Green, San Diego, CA
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Asking Price: $7,900.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2001
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Stephen Chen from China custom Quenoil for Barry Green
Performing Capacity: Solo, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Built in Quenoil Style. Beautiful carvings, Lion Head Scroll, Dragon Fly on back and tail piece. Sounds and plays and looks beautiful. Located in San Diego. I have played and loved this bass for many years.
CODE: 20171209

Barry Green, San Diego, CA
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Seller: Barry Green, San Diego, CA
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Asking Price: $7,800.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2010
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Chen Zhu Hua or Dual Joy, China
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This amazing Chinese bass with a rare beautiful one piece back is a great sounding bass well suited for orchestra, jazz or solo playing. It has never been played but has been in possession of a non-bassist in CA since 2011. So the wood has been through several seasons without cracking or blemish. This is a great bass.
CODE: 20171209

Barry Green, San Diego, CA
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Seller: Mary Ann McSweeney, Riverdale, NY
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Asking Price: $4,999.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2000?
Papers: No
Maker / Nationality: Wan bernadel
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This is a great bass that has been in the broadway show's of "Avenue Q" and "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.' I have done a lot of jazz gigs on this bass and it bows really nice too.
CODE: 20171019

Mary Ann McSweeney, Riverdale, NY
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Seller: Clark Brown, Pittsburgh, PA
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Asking Price: $32,000.00 Firm
Size: 7/8th
Date Made: 2005
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Guy Cole, Texas
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: For sale is my 2005 Guy Cole bass. I have owned and cared for this bass for its lifetime. The bass is extremely versatile. Guy Cole basses have won awards from ISB, VSA and other highly reputable makers competitions and can be found in numerous professional orchestras. The bass is equally comfortable in orchestral, solo, jazz, or any other setting. These basses sell new for $35,000. This bass has dramatically opened up over its years and is even more enjoyable to play today that when it was new. String length is 41 ½”. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about the instrument
CODE: 20170929

Clark Brown, Pittsburgh, PA
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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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