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Ed Roman Curbow Bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Arnie, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Arnie

    Arnie

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    I have some confusion on the Curbow basses some are considered very cheap and some styles/models/brands command a very high value. Can someone give me a brief breakdown? Thank you..
  2. Jools4001

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    I only know a little about Curbow basses but as I understand it the basses made by Greg Curbow the now deceased luthier command high prices. The Cort Curbow basses that are made in Korea under license from Greg Curbow are considered cheap.

    I only know this because I'm in the market for a nice 5 string in the £2000 price bracket, but keep finding myself strangely drawn to the Cort Curbow 52 at £400-ish and I've been trying to find out as much as I can about them
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Ed Roman makes unlicensed copies of Curbow basses, without the authorization of the family, on the basis that nobody makes them anymore.
  4. Graphitejazz

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    Ed Roman let me try out his personal bass made in the Curbow style. It played great. I liked the extended range the neck offered. Definitely worth considering.
  5. Roscoe East

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    Not recently, I presume?
  6. Arnie

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    NICE!!! lol... Any way Goodwill has one listed at a very good price right now $140??
  7. mmbongo

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    That is a Cort Curbow, not a Roman or real Curbow.
  8. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    Yep. Don't know where they got the idea that was an Ed Roman. The truss rod cover is missing, which has the Cort logo on it. They are actually a nice bass for the money. If you can get it for around $200 that would be a good deal IMO.
  9. Graphitejazz

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    Ya, sadly he passed away shortly after that visit to the shop. We talked about making a graphite version. That would have been something!

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