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Early 20th Century German Double Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by smitherd9, Apr 5, 2013.


  1. smitherd9

    smitherd9

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    I posted this a while ago but still no takers, so I just thought I'd post it again.

    Gorgeous early 20th Century German double bass for sale. Likely built between the wars. I have used this to play mainly jazz gigs at country clubs, bars, fine dining restaurants and perform in plays and college orchestras. It was purchased from Rumano Solano (http://solanobasses.com/) in 2009. It's not a Solano build but it was a trade-in from someone who was purchasing one of his basses. It's in excellent condition and has been set up by Rumano himself. It comes with a soft case. I am only selling it because I'm moving overseas and can't take it with me. It has an absolutely beautiful sound. $7,000 OBO.

    Measurements: Full height: 71" Body height: 44" String length: 41.5" Upper width: 19.5" Lower width: 25" Scroll to shoulder: 29.5" Width at nut 1.6"


    Photos can be viewed here:

    http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/smitherd9/library/bass pictures?page=1
  2. smitherd9

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  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

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    Eb neck? Do you know anything about the refinish?
  4. Champagne

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    That is such a beautiful bass. I wish I would buy it.
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  6. smitherd9

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    I am open to a bit of negotiation on the price if anyone is interested.
  7. smitherd9

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    By the way, it does have an Eb neck.
  8. Champagne

    Champagne

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    You're killing me :help: :D
  9. smitherd9

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    Asking price now $6000
  10. Champagne

    Champagne

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    You have a p.m
  11. smitherd9

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  12. smitherd9

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  13. smitherd9

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    Also, the bass can be shipped anywhere in the US.
  14. JRuiz614

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    I am very interested in buying your bass, would it come with the pickup and bow?
  15. smitherd9

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