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SOLD FS: New Standard La Scala - Fully Carved (NYC)

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


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  1. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Price:
    9000
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    2012 New Standard La Scala - Fully Carved. ***Bass is now with me in New York City and available for auditioning here in the city (Upper West Side)***

    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: Aug 30, 2014
  2. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Disclosures:
    Acoustic USA endorser
    That last picture is an Edward Weston nude.
     
  3. Nice bass, but the last I heard instruments played with bows were not subject to import duties.
     
  4. scott reed

    scott reed Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2002
    Memphis
    Perhaps it was GST and not import duty.
     
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  6. 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

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Correct, I had to pay GST but no additional duty.
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
  9. bassmastan

    bassmastan

    Jun 25, 2011
    Potsdam,NY
  10. William Hoffman

    William Hoffman

    Jul 25, 2009
    Lodi, CA
    What currency was the $1500 tax at the border in, US$ or Canadian$? Just wondered.
     
  11. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Disclosures:
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade 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.
     
  12. DJones

    DJones

    Jan 4, 2007
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustic Image Amps
    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

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Sorry, would consider it but your bass looks too big for me. Thanks
     
  14. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Bump and price adjustment to $9K.
     
  15. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
  16. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    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

    Jan 4, 2007
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustic Image Amps
    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

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    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

    Aug 30, 2003
    i may take a look at it when to get to ny
     
  20. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Sounds good, I will be arriving there August 21st.
     
  21. Boo boom

    Boo boom

    Dec 26, 2013
    Minneapolis
    If you do come to Minneapolis I would be interested in seeing it.
     



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