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FS: New Standard La Scala - Fully Carved (Canada)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by Whisper, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    2012 New Standard La Scala - Fully Carved.

    This is what I paid for it:
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    Price breakdown: Bass - $10,000. Additions: Full Circle $250; Sloane tuners $500; Mooradian DeLuxe blue cover $395; carbon fiber endpin $50; crate $100; freight.

    Total: $11,680

    I also paid over $1500 in tax to get it across the border, so my total in this bass is about $13K.
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    Specs:

    String Length 41 1/2" / 105.5 cm.
    Body Length 44" / 111.8 cm.
    Upper Bout 19 1/4" / 49 cm.
    Lower Bout 25 5/8" / 65 cm.

    The bass is in pretty much the same condition as I received it, no cracks or repairs. The playability is effortless, it responds very quickly. I can put Spiro solos, weich, or mediums on the bass for you.

    Asking $10,000. We can discuss shipping/other arrangements, I do have the original crate but it would be up to you to find a way to insure it.

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  2. mindwell

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    That last picture is an Edward Weston nude.
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Nice bass, but the last I heard instruments played with bows were not subject to import duties.
  4. scott reed

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    Perhaps it was GST and not import duty.
  5. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    No clue. Tax law is ridiculously complicated. All I know for sure is that two Canadians bought instruments from me in NY and neither paid a dime in import duty.

    Derailing the derail, nice bass!
  6. Whisper

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    Correct, I had to pay GST but no additional duty.
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    What currency was the $1500 tax at the border in, US$ or Canadian$? Just wondered.
  10. Jake deVilliers

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    Owner/The Bass Spa, String Repairman/L & M Vancouver
    In Canada, we pay GST on the price in Canadian dollars. Any cost for shipping/freight is left out of the calculation as its not being imported, only the goods.
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    Would be interested in a trade up? I have my Gorman for sale and I'm looking for a trade down.
  12. Whisper

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    Sorry, would consider it but your bass looks too big for me. Thanks

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