5-String c.1920s Czech Juzek
Asking $11,500 OBO.
John Juzek, 7/8-size, converted to 5-string, made sometime between 1919 and early 1930s (before the shop moved to Germany). This is a large bass that sounds absolutely fantastic. Big, dark, full, focused sound. All in all extraordinary tone and projection, very even throughout all registers - fat, thumping bottom with lyrical highs. Records well. 5th String currently set up as a low B. With the bigger body it handles the extra low notes extremely well, all the way to the bottom of the range.
2 pickups, installed (Realist and Underwood)
Sturdy, thickly padded soft case
Insurance appraisal from Los Angeles bass works stating a value of $12,500
Leather bow quiver
& other assorted accessories.
I have owned this bass for nearly 4 years. There has been a fair amount of work done on it through the years, but it all seems to be holding together and I haven't had any problems since I've had it.
This is a fantastic instrument for jazz or classical. I'd love to keep it, but I don't play much anymore and I'm having some financial difficulties. Basically, I need the money more than I need an instrument that sits in it's case all the time. There aren't many instruments that sound this good on the market, and pretty much none that won't cost you several thousand more.
Located in Los Angeles, CA.
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