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Seller, beware! From time to time you might receive suspicious inquiries about purchasing your bass. It's usually similar to the "Belgium music lessons" scam. The would-be purchaser sends you a check for more than the amount you are asking. He'll usually offer you something for your trouble, tell you to cash the check and then wire part or all of the overpayment back to him. The check is counterfeit, but by the time your bank notifies you of that fact, you've wired away your own money, which you may not be able to recover. The seller may also request that you take down your ad because you have sold the bass to him. If you receive a suspicious check in payment for an item for sale, have your bank guarantee its authenticity first, in writing if possible, and wait not only for the funds to be deposited to your account, but also for the check to actually clear your bank. When in doubt, cut off all communication with a suspicious buyer. Do not engage in conversation, email or otherwise. You can also notify your state's attorney general or the FBI of a possible email scam.

Also, beware of a scam artist offering to buy your instruments sight unseen. Typically, they will ask for your bank account information. Recent examples of this scam were in French.

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Seller: Nelson de Sa e Silva, WHEATON, IL
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Asking Price: $26,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 1860
Papers: No
String Length: 41 3/4 inches
Maker / Nationality: Markneukirchen, Germany
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Additional Description: 3/4 size viol shaped flatback string bass in good condition made in Markneukirchen. Germany
circa 1860. The top is of two piece spruce with wide grain. The back is of two piece
plain maple with ribs matching. The original scroll is beechwood. Deep, full sound.
Configured in "Chicago style" by Scott Henrie of Chicago IL.
CODE: 20220314

Nelson de Sa e Silva, WHEATON, IL
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Seller: Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Asking Price: $14,500.00 Negotiable
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: 20210731

Glenn Bering, Ann Arbor, MI
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Seller: Broner McCoy, Nashville, TN
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Asking Price: $15,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8th
Date Made: 2008
Papers: Yes
String Length: 41
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This is a "Luigi Chiericato" model Kolstien double bass made in 2008. It's a 7/8th size round back with a spruce top, poplar back with matching ribs, ebony fingerboard, and adjustable bridge.

This bass is in very good condition and is great for both classical and jazz playing. It is drilled for Laborie style endpin and includes a New Harmony angled endpin. C-extension made by Aaron Reiley.

String Length: 41"
Body Length: 44 3/4"
Upper: 19 1/2"
Middle: 14 3/4"
Lower: 26 1/2"
C-extension made by Aaron Reiley

Currently located in Bloomington, Indiana, but I'll be heading back to Nashville in late November. I am happy to drop off for trial. Feel free to send me a text for audio samples.
CODE: 20211016

Broner McCoy, Nashville, TN
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Seller: Harish Raghavan, Brooklyn, NY
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Asking Price: $30,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2007
Papers: No
String Length: 41
Maker / Nationality: Jean Auray
Performing Capacity: Solo
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Jean Auray Double Bass 2007, Villefranche sur Saône, France

This lovely instrument is an example of Jean Auray’s 3/4 size Charlie Haden Model, violin cornered, with Mr. Auray’s removable travel neck.

Exceptional bass with great clarity of tone. The neck is clean and super fast, very nice setup. This is a serious bass and a modern classic.

Measurements:
Upper Bout: 20”
C Bout: 13.75”
Lower Bout: 26.5”
Rib Depth: 6.75-8.5”
Length of Back: 44”
String Length: 41.5”
Weight: 22.2 lbs.
Neck: D

Currently it is showing at Jed Kriegel’s shop in Boston. Please contact with any reasonable offers.
CODE: 20211003

Harish Raghavan, Brooklyn, NY
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Seller: George Kaye
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Asking Price: $400.00 Or Best Offer
Papers: No
Additional Description: For Sale: Fiberglass Bass Carrier Case for airlines, trains, shipping. Still a sturdy case. Worked well for me. I no longer travel with a bass. Fits most 3/4 or some 7/8 size basses.
Case is in Northampton, MA close enough to NYC and Boston for local pick up. If you want this shipped contact me. Buyer pays shipping. No deliveries, sorry.
Inside Dimensions Shown in photo
Asking $400 or Best Offer
NY or Boston

CODE: 20210929

George Kaye
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Seller: Pete Hand, Missoula, MT
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Asking Price: $17,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: Late 19th Century
Papers: Yes
String Length: 43
Maker / Nationality: Saxon in Style
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Scroll is a remarkable carved lion’s head figure.
43” Eb Neck; new Evah Pirazzi strings and Marvin cable tail-piece; includes original wooden tail-piece. Adjustable bridge. Varnish is amber-brown color. It is healthy and is well set up. Fully carved with raised edges. Maple back, interrupted soft flames. Inlaid purfling figure on back below button. Top is Spruce, divisi med. wide grains.
It bears the label “Angie Liotta, New York 1936.” This seems to be a reference to one of Reggie Child’s bassists, Ange Liotta. I’ve owned this bass since 1971.
More details, luthier shop histories and photos of this specific instrument at this listing:
https://www.talkbass.com/threads/upright-7-8-german-bass-w-lion-scroll-late-19th-century-17500.1434734/
CODE: 20210913

Pete Hand, Missoula, MT
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Seller: Pete Hand, Missoula, MT
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Asking Price: $6,775.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2004
Papers: Yes
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: US
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners
Additional Description: New Standard Cleveland upright hybrid acoustic bass has a carved European spruce top, gamba corners and a tubular metal end pin upgrade. Quality ebony fingerboard, nut, saddle. Hand-applied oil finish. Beautifully carved scroll and neck, top-notch attention to detail throughout.

Set-up with special one-piece adjusters installed in a fine European maple bridge. Photos show a Marvin cable tailpiece and a Full Circle Fishman pickup. With TKL padded carry bag in great condition.
More details and photos of this specific instrument at this listing:
https://www.talkbass.com/threads/new-standard-cleveland-hybrid-upright-acoustic-bass-6775.1435598/
Read about the details of this model at this link:
https://www.newstandardbass.com/cleveland.htm
CODE: 20210913

Pete Hand, Missoula, MT
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Seller: Brian Padavic, Kansas City, MO
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Or Best Offer
Size: 7/8
Date Made: 2003
Papers: No
String Length: 41.5
Maker / Nationality: Jay Maher - American
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: Rabbath endpin set-up.
CODE: 20210902

Brian Padavic, Kansas City, MO
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Seller: REGGIE HAMILTON, West Hills, CA
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Asking Price: $6,500.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2001
Papers: No
String Length: 41.25
Maker / Nationality: Calin Wultur
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Roundback Calin Wultur Carcassi copy. This bass features a spruce top, moderately flamed maple ribs and neck and a quartersawn Poplar back. Records great and has been used on many sessions and live gigs. Email me for a recording reference.

"Had" a small soundpost crack that was repaired well.

Bass is great for a student or a second bass/pit bass for a working professional.

Rough Dimensions:

string length 41 1/4″

8 5/8″ rib depth at lower block

6 5/8″ rib depth at upper block

46 1/2″ from bottom of bass to top of button.

Setup includes a Despiau bridge, Ullsberger Massiv endpin, Wilson pickup (four independent transducers) and Emile Kuhnel 3 Star French Bow, Gig bag, Fitted with BelCanto strings.

Local pickup in Southern California
CODE: 20210723

REGGIE HAMILTON, West Hills, CA
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Seller: Trevor Jones, Chicago, IL
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 7/8
Date Made: early 20th Century
Papers: No
String Length: 42
Maker / Nationality: Czech
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Flat Back
Additional Description: The maker is unknown and there is no label. It has a classic Bohemian shape.

Prior to purchasing the bass it was sold to a Chicago bassist in 2001 by Cincinnati Bass Cellar and remained with him until Fall 2019. The bass had several cracks and needed a new bridge, set up, new endpin (New Harmony carbon fiber) and fingerboard work.

Chris Threlkeld-Weigand completed the work and that work is under warranty until October 15, 2020.

The bass is currently strung with Thomastik Spirocore Weichs.

Sounds samples are available at: www.trevorjonesbass.com/czechbass

CODE: 20210727

Trevor Jones, Chicago, IL
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Seller: Geoffrey Fleming, Las Vegas, NV
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Asking Price: $12,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2011
Papers: No
String Length: 39.5in.
Maker / Nationality: Solano, American
Performing Capacity: Solo, Chamber
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Violin Corners
Additional Description: Extended fingerboard, unique compensating tailpiece, GenssLen "Rabath" strings, Mooradian deluxe bag. Excellent condition.
CODE: 20210706

Geoffrey Fleming, Las Vegas, NV
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Seller: Lillian Young, Austin, TX
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Asking Price: $8,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2014
Papers: No
String Length: 40 3/8
Maker / Nationality: Emanuel Wilfer
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Chamber, Jazz
String Setup: 4-String
Shape: Gamba Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: This Wilfer Model 10 is very comfortable to play in the solo and orchestral registers. Fully carved with a spruce top and maple back, ribs, and neck.
CODE: 20210518

Lillian Young, Austin, TX
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Seller: Michael Gaisbacher, Nashville, TN
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Asking Price: $27,000.00 Negotiable
Size: 3/4
Date Made: 2019
Papers: Yes
String Length: ~41
Maker / Nationality: Jed Kriegel, Boston/Germany
Performing Capacity: Solo, Orchestral, Jazz
String Setup: Low C Extension
Shape: Violin Corners, Carved Back
Additional Description: Adjustable/ removable neck, C extension, and tuning machines all made in shop by Jed Kriegel in Boston.

Selling with Messina Case, and lifeline pickup.

CODE: 20210518

Michael Gaisbacher, Nashville, TN
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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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