Thanks for taking a look. Here's the short blurb:
Mensure (String Length): 39"
Upper Bout: 18"
Lower Bout 24"
Body Length: 41"
Top to Bottom: 68"
There is a juzek label inside! It says "John Juzek, Violinmaker in Prague"
This instrument has a nice, complex tone and amplifies very well. It is great on the NYC transit system. I've used it in professional theatre, klezmer, jazz, and orchestral work.
I have a high quality youtube video and MP3's showcasing the sound of the bass. I can provide more information and links to serious inquiries.
I would like to sell the bass ASAP, asking 5,500 OBO
Some more info:
I've played this bass consistently for about 10 years and love it, but I need a different setup for what I'm pursuing right now.
This Bass has lived in Texas, DC, and NYC (for the past 6 years). It has needed very little work. The upper bout rear seams were sealed up after last winter and a small crack was cleated last year at david gage.
I'm a Spirocore guy, so the red snapper is what's on there!
If I were to keep the bass I'd consider trying out some ZYEX strings.
The main advantage of this instrument is it's tone. If you do a lot of jobs that need good pizz and arco (like a tango group), this bass will make you very happy.
the Neck is non original, every luthier I take it to ask "who did that work?" I don't know, but they're always impressed
Bass comes with a mooridian bag and realist pick up
Please message me and we can talk on the phone about the bass, thanks!