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For Sale 1936 American Standard Upright Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by David Barrett, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. David Barrett

    David Barrett Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Rare first-year (184 built) 1936 American Standard in fantastic condition. The American Standard is not only sought after for its big sound, but the thinner neck makes it a pleasure to play. The bass feels/plays fantastic and sounds killer acoustic or electric (includes pickup). Soft case and stand included. New bridge and setup by Matt Bohn (Welcome). Located in San Jose, California (60m south of San Francisco). Local pickup only.

    Here’s some information from http://www.hnwhite.com/string page.htm
    “In 1934 The H. N. White Company started making string instruments with the same attention to quality that was used to make brass instruments. The H. N. White Basses quickly gained a reputation for their superior tone but also for their unbelievable quality. The First sting instruments appear in White Way News Number 7 (1934) and were of the King brand only. In 1936 (White Way News Number 9) The American Standard string bass appears. The string basses fronts were made from the finest straight grain spruce with very close grain quality, while the rest of the instrument was made of curly maple. Each bass was equipped with an improved geared key mechanism, insuring rigidity and sensitive tuning. Production of both the King and American Standard versions were halted during the Second World War. Production resumed for the King string bass in 1946, and the American Standard Bass in 1949. “

    Date codes for this bass can be found here: http://www.hnwhite.com/Serial Numbers.htm

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  2. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Incredible condition!
    John Chambliss likes this.
  3. JLubinsky-Mast

    JLubinsky-Mast Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Vancouver BC
    you're killing me with this beauty
  4. David Barrett

    David Barrett Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Reduced to $4,300
  5. David Barrett

    David Barrett Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Reduced to $3,950