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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 $9,000. 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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    Last edited: May 5, 2014
  2. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

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

    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

    scott reed Supporting Member

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

    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!
  7. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    Correct, I had to pay GST but no additional duty.
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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  9. bassmastan

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  10. William Hoffman

    William Hoffman

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    What currency was the $1500 tax at the border in, US$ or Canadian$? Just wondered.
  11. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    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.
  12. DJones

    DJones

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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.
  13. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    Bump and price adjustment to $9K.
  15. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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  16. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    I had an inquiry about the colour of the finish. It is more of a golden tint, and not as red as the photos in the first post may indicate. Here's a photo in natural light:

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  17. DJones

    DJones

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    Let me know if you change your mind about the Gorman, I was going to spend some time in Winnipeg in June
  18. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    Bump. I will be moving to New York City at the end of August, and likely taking this bass with me if it doesn't sell before then. This is a great bass that is rarely seen north of the border!
  19. shwashwa

    shwashwa

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    i may take a look at it when to get to ny
  20. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

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    Sounds good, I will be arriving there August 21st.
  21. Boo boom

    Boo boom

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    If you do come to Minneapolis I would be interested in seeing it.

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