I am selling an early 20th century 3/4 doublebass with Kolstein Bag. This bass sounds great in a jazz setting as well as a classical solo bass setting as well. It could be played in a bass section, but because of its size...you be the judge. Varnish is dark and there was a complete restoration done on the inside of the bass by J.J. Hanson in Lawrence, KS at Beautiful Music. This guy replaced ALL the bracing, re-did ALL the cleats and gave it a "clean bill of health". I have been using the bass exclusively on jazz gigs and while studying with Lynn Seaton at the University of North Texas for the past two years.
Here are the specs:
Upper Bout width= 19.5"
C bout= 13 3/4"
Lower Bout= 23.5"
String Length 41"
Width at LB up to UB with gradual taper= 7"
Maple Bridge w/aluminum adjusters
Ebony Tailpiece purchased from Kolsteins
Hole drilled for Laborie endpin by Joel at UNT.
New Bass Bar
Wooden Tuners (original)
Kolstein varicore Strings
Ebony Nut and FB
original neck and scroll (neck width is very thin and very easy to play)
Asking Price: $6000
This bass has a nice round mellow tone. I have owned the instrument since 2006. The bass is located in Lake Tahoe, California. I am open to trades of a doublebass of similar value. Electric Basses and amps of professional giging quality are also acceptable. Trades plus cash are fine. I am in the market for another Doublebass to be used in a Jazz setting. I am willing to drive and meet a prospective deal as West as San Franscisco. I will be in Los Angeles the weekend of Feb. 22,23 and 24. Let's say approx. a 100 mile radius of travel other than the aforementioned distances. I will attempt to post pics now. Please call if interested: 913-754-6620 or personal email is email@example.com