1920's Czech Flatback in NYC $8500
Hello all, I'm posting here to sell this fantastic Czech flatback that I fairly recently got my hands on. I'm selling it because I need a better bow, and I need to pay some tuition, so I don't really need a backup bass to my main axe. So, it's going to go on sale for one of you to enjoy (and you will)! So more about the bass...
The top is in immaculate condition for a 90 year old instrument with not a single crack. A luthier's nick here or there, but no cracks whatsoever. A good sign. The back and ribs have had a normal amount of cracking for an instrument of this age, but have all been properly repaired over the years. When I recently took it to David Gage's, a few of the luthiers commented on how well kept the bass was for it's age and origin. The tuners are original and fully functioning, and there is a brand spanking new fingerboard on it. The only thing out of the ordinary is that this bass HAD a very long string length of 43 1/4 inches. Because of that, it was very difficult to play, but thanks to the amazing work of Sprocket at David Gage, it now has a 42 inch scale and a perfect D neck, thanks to the false nut that was installed. I have also installed a fantastic Wenge tailpiece made by Mike Pecanic, a set of Spirocore strings, and a Realist pickup. So, you're getting this bass just after having work done to it, in amazing condition.
Upper Bout Width: 20 3/4 inches
C Bout Width: 15 1/4 inches
Lower Bout Width: 25 1/8 inches
Depth at Heel: 7 inches
Depth at Lower Bout: 8 1/4 inches
Body Length: 42 3/4 inches
String Length: 42 inches
Current Bridge Height: 6 3/4 inches
I have plenty of more pictures to send, and right now am looking for a local pickup, although I am always willing to see who's interested. The price, including a bag and realist pickup is $8500.
Last edited by MaxJohnson : 07-02-2013 at 10:51 PM.