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Stradivarius upright bass, antique

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Marko5657, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    CL, located in Pittsburg PA

    http://youngstown.craigslist.org/msg/3558931991.html

    I don’t know anything about these, but thought I’d post it just in case it’s a good deal.

    “ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS UPRIGHT BASS W/CASE MADE IN GERMANY $6999 VALUE - $1599 (PITTSBURG, PA )”
  2. TolerancEJ

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    Suspicious. Who's gonna sell a $7k bass for $1500? If its a real Stradivarius, it belongs in an auction. Not eBay, but a real auction where people with money show up.
  3. qervo

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    I smell a scam. I would need to see proof.
  4. carl h.

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    Those German Strads are collector pieces.
  5. gurensan

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    I'm guessing there is a company named Stradivarius and that this is not a Stradivarius by the famous maker from Cremona, Italy.
  6. Epidrake

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    Countless violins and cellos and basses say Stradivarius inside.
  7. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

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    It's NOT EBAY, but CRAIGSLIST. This was you can bring an expert with you to see if you're getting an amazing deal, or just a good solid bass.
  8. TolerancEJ

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    Craigslist - It's probably stolen. lol
  9. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I don't believe that "the" Stradivarius even made basses. The largest he/they did was cellos & harps
  10. JoePlaysDaBass

    JoePlaysDaBass Gold Supporting Member

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    The ad says, over 40 years of age. And as we all know, Stradivarius didn't make any instruments after the 1950's. Maybe it is real!
  11. dave79

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  12. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Has anyone posted this link on the DB side of TalkBass? They'd know more about this subject than solely electric bassists.
  13. dave79

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    Oh, taking this thing seriously then:

    if it's a fully carved 3/4 db that's decades old and made in Germany then $1599 is an incredible price for it even if it needs hundreds of dollars of work done

    more likely it's a ply or hybrid and $1599 is still a good price if it doesn't need much work
  14. Epidrake

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    What Dave said. ^^^^^
  15. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    That crazy SOB's been flogging that poor old spray-painted bass on every CL board within 500 miles of Pittsburgh for over a year. The price changes in every ad, up and down.

    {sarcasm voice on}

    Amazingly, no one has bought it.

    {sarcasm voice off}

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