Originally Posted by SteveFreides
I don't know, and I don't know how I'd check.
I recall someone saying here once that these used to go for about $3k until Ideal started selling what was left of them for less than $2k.
steve: Thanks....let's hope you don't have
Musima/Eberle basses have been around here in Canada since the 1960's. I saw several of them here in the years before I finally bought one from Steve Loeb. Everyone spoke well of them and for a factory ply they can sound quite good.
I have no doubt mine will outlast me.... so for $900 I got a great deal. I remember seeing the same bass for sale at Kolstein's for around 2500 bucks before the Ideal Music liquidation...but that included an excellent Kolstein set up.
Also....I am certain the Meisel ply basses are the same instrument as the Musima Eberle.
One other benefit of ordering from Ideal, was a long phone chat I had with Steve's mother when I ordered the bass. What a wonderful, friendly, well-spoken and world-travelled lady. I enjoyed talking with her so much, I almost forgot to place the order!