I'm not too sure why, but my last thread got closed, so I will compile all of the information from my last thread and also add some measurements I made recently.
I'm looking to sell my 3/4 sized Chinese bass that I bought in 2008 from Kamimoto Strings, a local shop here in San Jose. I've played the bass extensively from my senior year of high school through my last year of college, and am only letting it go to help fund an upgrade. It is fully carved, has an ebony fingerboard (and tailpiece, I believe), carbon fiber endpin, bridge with adjustor wheels installed by Kamimoto strings, and came with really excellent tuning gears. It is made by "Art Chinois" and its model number is AC-1000.
About a year ago, luthier Patrick McCarthy took a look at this bass and planed the fingerboard, re-cut the bridge to match the board, and re-fit one of the bridge feet to better fit the top. Because of this, the bass responds very quickly and evenly under the bow and is easy to play with the left hand. Because of Pat's great work and the last five years of continuous use, this bass definitely plays and sounds better than other basses in this price range.
As the bass I am upgrading to is in the shop at the moment, I have been playing on this bass again and really do believe it is a great instrument for any student looking to study on a responsive, clear instrument that is well suited for orchestral and solo repertoire. I have also played the bass in jazz settings and believe it definitely holds its own; a few jazz players at school really liked the bass.
Any and all repair work has been done in a timely fashion, so this bass is well maintained and in full working order. It has quite a few scuff marks and some rosin buildup, but the bass still looks and sounds great. I am asking less than what I have put in to this bass to account for these cosmetic issues.
For pictures of the instrument, you can look here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/92221083@N08/
The fingerboard goes past the D harmonic, a nice feature for those who like closing the high notes instead of playing harmonics. The neck is a D neck, and the vibrating string length is approximately 41 1/4 inches. The upper and lower bouts at their widest reach about 20 3/8 and 26 1/4 inches, respectively.
All things considered, I'd like to get around 4800 for it. If you are interested, please send me a private message or an email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in downtown San Jose, so if you are interested in trying this bass out, I'd prefer to meet at the university, but I would be willing to do some travel for any serious inquiries. For payment, I would like cash, money order, or a cashier's check.