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Stradivarius upright bass, antique

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

  1. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    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. 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

    qervo

    May 18, 2011
    I smell a scam. I would need to see proof.
     
  4. Those German Strads are collector pieces.
     
  5. 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

    Epidrake

    May 24, 2011
    Countless violins and cellos and basses say Stradivarius inside.
     
  7. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    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. Craigslist - It's probably stolen. lol
     
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I don't believe that "the" Stradivarius even made basses. The largest he/they did was cellos & harps
     
  10. 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

    dave79 Supporting Member

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

    dave79 Supporting Member

    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

    Epidrake

    May 24, 2011
    What Dave said. ^^^^^
     
  15. 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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