Used Basses for sale (7 currently available)

Coming soon:


American Standard, 1930s

In addition to the basses below, we have a number of instruments waiting for restoration.   If you're looking for a particular type of bass, feel free to contact us.

 
Hoffman 3/4 ply Upright Bass
  • Laminated spruce top, laminated maple back and sides
  • Decent quality beginner or backup instrument
  • Top reinforced and stable: No other repairs needed
  • Thick ebony fingerboard, 'D' Neck, 41.5" string length
  • Daddario Helicore strings, adjustable bridge
  • Priced to sell at only $1195
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Anton Schroetter carved flatback
 
  • Made in Mittenwald, Germany, in 1991
  • Ebony fingerboard, new Despiau adjustable bridge
  • Strung with D'Addario Hybrid strings
  • Plays well in all registers
  • Bass has had some repairs and is now solid
  • Competitively priced at only $2495
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Romanian 3/4 solid wood Upright Bass
 
  • Labelled "Genial Violin", approximately 15 years old
  • Carved spruce top, maple back and sides
  • In lightly used condition, plays well in all registers
  • Thick ebony fingerboard
  • New Helicore Hybrid strings, and adjustable bridge
  • Priced at $3495
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1939 Kay S5 Upright Bass
 
  • A rare find, an 83 year old deluxe Kay bass in fantastic condition for it's age! 
  • Inlaid purfling  on the back, top, and around the f-holes.  Original wide ebony fingerboard and inlaid ebony 'horseshoe' at the button
  • Lovely flamed maple veneer back and sides 
  • Neck has never been broken, or needed a reset 
  • 'D' Neck, 42" string length
  • Spirocore strings, adjustable bridge, new deluxe endpin
  • Priced at $4995 (also offered for sale in the U.S., for $3695 USD)
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Vintage German 3/4 solid wood Upright Bass
 
  • Labelled "Ernst Dumel", it's a typical German shop bass circa 1986
  • Carved spruce top, maple back and sides
  • Amazing original condition for a 36 year old bass! 
  • Thick ebony fingerboard, 'D' Neck, 41 3/4" string length
  • Spirocore strings and adjustable bridge
  • Priced at $5995
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E.H. Roth German 3/4 solid wood Upright Bass
 
  • Made in 1931, in Ernest Heinrich Roth's renowned workshop
  • Carved spruce top, maple back and sides
  • Exceptional condition for an instrument of this age
  • One lower rib repair made: No other repairs needed
  • Thick ebony fingerboard, 'D' Neck, impressive 43.5" string length
  • Kaplan strings, new adjustable Despiau bridge
  • Priced at $11,995
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Antique Bohemian flatback 3/4 Upright Bass
 
  • Made mid-to-later 19th century, most likely before Germany existed as a country! 
  • Carved spruce top, maple back and sides
  • Bass has been converted from 3 strings to 4, and restored to excellent playing condition
  • Diagonal bracing replaced the older ladder style, two longer rib cracks were repaired
  • 'D' Neck, Strung with Spirocore and Oliv strings
  • New adjustable Despiau bridge
  • Email for pricing
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