Czech/Bohemain carved bass. Flatback. 3/4 size. Approx 100 yrs old (according to extremely unofficial quick look at Hammond-Ashley, and roughly confirmed by Sarah Balmforth).
This bass has been for sale before on TalkBass. The dead thread is here with a lot of info: For Sale: Czech/Bohemian Bass
I had, for a spell, decided to keep the bass and brought it to Sarah Balmforth who fixed it up. Repairs she did include the following:
*Made the endpin rod removable
*new tailpiece wire
*new ebony nut
*added one new ebony bass bumper (for a total of 4!)
*cleaned and fixed up the tuners
*glued open seams
* setup and adjusted everything
She also was able to veryify that the crackish things on the top are totallly stable and nothing to worry about.
Sarah worked wonders on this bass. I didn't think it could play or sound any better that it already did, but now, wow.
It is currently setup with a full set of Dlugolecki guts. Including NiAG E and A. I am willing to negotiate a string credit if you don't want the guts.
I am also including either a Gage realist (circa late 90's) OR an Underwood (purchased new mid 90s, don't know when it was manufactured) as a pickup option.
Finally, I'm also including a Wilfer German bow. I bought it at Hammond-Ashley and had it rehaired with black hair, also at Hammond-Ashley.
Come to Seattle and play it. I can drive it to selected PacNW destinations. If shipped, seller pays shipping, and I'll bring it to Hammond-Ashley for boxing and shipping.
PM or email me at mattiejw (at) earthlink (dot) net