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circa 1880 Tyrolean bass in Brookyn

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by waltwallace, Mar 8, 2014.


  1. waltwallace

    waltwallace

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    For sale, a bass I've owned since I bought it from John Neves at Berklee in the late 1970s. It has a neck repair that I had done in the late 1980s which has been stable since then. From an appraisal done at that time:

    The instrument has a top of 2 pieces of wide grain spruce with gamba corners. The flat back is made of 2 pieces of clear maple. The ribs match the back. The neck is made from sycamore. Ebony fingerboard. Original tuning gears made of brass with boxwood pegs. The bass has a self bar and a club neck.

    The bass was made in the Tyrol circa 1880. Maker is an unknown Tyrolean.

    Estimated value (at the time of the appraisal 25 years ago) $6000.

    Asking $4500

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  2. waltwallace

    waltwallace

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    more pics

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  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Does it have a neck block?
  4. NickPlaysBass

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    PMed and is that a crack on the back?
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  6. waltwallace

    waltwallace

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    It's blockless.
    And yes, there's a crack in the back. It's not affecting the sound - no buzzing.
  7. NickPlaysBass

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    Okay cool, I'll have to come check it out soon!
  8. BAHbass

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  9. NickPlaysBass

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  10. BAHbass

    BAHbass

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    Still for sale? PM sent, but no response.
  11. NickPlaysBass

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    @BAH same here I even called and left a message on his phone and didn't get an answer

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