Unique Vintage, and Fully Carved Instruments

ca.1890 German 3/4 Flatback.

Hat peg tuners, and beautiful lines. The back looks like a 200 y/o Italian with all the scratches and golden ground coat. I'm calling this "The Studio Bass" Amazing tone and playability that engineers and players dream about. Would sound amazing on recordings. Extensively repaired, over the years, but was well cared for, and has remained in very stable playable condition for the last 30 years. A solid instrument that should stay that way for many years, with proper care. 

ca.1947 Andreus Morelli (German) 3/4
carved, Violin corners Excellent condition, Label reads "USSR occupied" Strong focused sound  pizzicato or arco. Played by many greats. Call for price.

ca.1990 Romanian Flat back.
Nice condition, big sound, medium dark tone. Darker blond varnish. very attractive. Call for price.

60's German 3/4  2 pc. laminated spruce top. Solid sides and back! Big open sound, ebony board, new adjustable bridge, new German end-pin, strings. Call for price.


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  • 60's German 3/4  2 pc. laminated spruce top. Solid sides and back! Big open sound, ebony board, new adjustable bridge, new German end-pin, strings. Call for price.
  • 2011 Poplar Hybrid Upton Bass #82 Professor model. Excellent condition w/ bag. Rare on $4,300
  • 2010 Viennese styled Hungarian. Large 3/4 made in Budapest by Akos Balaz. Beautiful sound and playability. $11,000 obo.
  • 2009 Kolstein "Fendt" Copy" Large, beautiful, full bodied flat back bass, with violin corners. Huge penetrating sound that satisfies. Pizz, or Arco. $9,300.
  • 2004 Paesold 4/4 Gamba, round back bass. I bought this bass new. Sold it in my shop, and it has been played in and sound amazing. Massive tone, with huge potential. $9,500. SOLD
  • 2006 Upton Bass  Laminated "Hawkes" model. Excellent condition with a huge, even, sound. $2650. Sold!
  • 1960's Epiphone Bas 3/4 very nice condition. SOLD
  • Chinese  Fully Carved "Violin Corner" Very nice! Big sound, Classy tuners, and not heavy. Fully set up, with D'Addario strings and bag. ~SOLD
  • 1999 Shen 3/4 Carved Double Bass. Excellent Condition! Gamba Sloping shoulders, full sound, projects well.~SOLD
  • 1941 Gibson 3/4 Laminated Double Bass #B-150-12/41 Focused sound! Excellent condition.~SOLD
  • 1962 Rauner  3/4 Hybrid. Carved Top, laminated back and sides. Great jazz bass.~SOLD               
  • 1958 Kay S-9 #40380 Blond Swingmaster VERY GOOD condition!
  • Knilling 3/4 Flatback ca.1999 Fully Carved. Set up for jazz- SOLD 
  • Bavarian 3/4 ca.1800 Amazing condition and sound. (a shop favorite!)- SOLD
  • German Flat back ca. 1860 Beautiful sound, restored by Kolstein- SOLD
  • Mueller 3/4 carved, Jazz or classical- SOLD
  • 1948 Kay M-1- SOLD
  • 1952 TV-1 VERY RARE! - SOLD.
  • Roth ca.1960- SOLD
  • Goetz ca. 1960- SOLD
  • German"Sears & Roebuck" 3/4 Flatback ca. 1900-- SOLD
  • Romanian Flat back ca.1970- Very focused jazz and arco. Excellent condition!- SOLD
  • 1999 Shen 7/8 Gemunder (- SOLD
  • 2002 Shen 7/8 Gemunder- SOLD
  • 1996 Franz Kollar, 3/4 Hybrid. made in Czech Republic. Excellent cond. SOLD
  • 1937 Kay M-1 #411 (really!) Beautiful condition. Rare 3 piece neck with ebony strip, never broken. Well adjusted. Padded bag included. SOLD
  • 1956 Kay C-1 #38387. Beautiful patina and sound. Old neck repair-solid. Plays easy. SOLD
  • 1990 Kai Arvi #45 SOLD
  • ca. 1915 Lowendal SOLD
  • Shen model 190 Hybrid 5/8.  SOLD
  • Kay Blond 5 string Swing Master. SOLD
  • ca.1880 3/4 German Flat back shop bass. Fully restored in 1987 and looks like it was done yesterday. Huge penetrating sound. Hat peg tuners.....SOLD.
  • 1990 Kai Arvi 3/4 violin corners Canadian, eh? A very nice bass. Impeccable condition. SOLD
  • Used, Shen Rogeri. Willow Hybrid. Large 3/4, Big sound, played in and in great shape. Well maintained by local player.
  • Rare  M-1 Blond 3/4 "attributed to Kay" No label or serial #. Amazing condition. (the Kay bass website mentions that Kay made basses for other companies, and I believe this to be just that. Excellent sound and playability. SOLD
  • 2000 Mathias 3/4 Violin shape  Fully Carved Romanian Flat Back SOLD
  • Rare  M-1 Blond 3/4...SOLD
  • 1952 Kay M-1 3/4...SOLD
  • 1852 Tyrolean "Motivated Seller"! Large 3/4 Round back. Same owner since 1937 (he's 102y/o) Played until recently. Amazing condition and HUGE sound. Needs a little restoration to bring to full potential for modern playing....SOLD 
  • Chinese Smallish 3/4 "Lil' Red". Carved violin corners. Sounds full, loud and smooth. Pretty bass, with a slim neck for smaller hands. SOLD