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SOLD 1950s King Moretone for Repair

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by TheDellow, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. TheDellow

    TheDellow The Recovering Guitarist Supporting Member

    May 19, 2021
    Price:
    500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    My beloved ‘50s King Moretone took a spill. I don’t have the will to fix it up and it’s taking up space—I was quoted $750 to put Humpty Dumpty back together by local luthier (Jeff Sahs). I have all parts aside from the endpin. A great fixer or moneymaker if you’re a luthier. Local p/u only. $500

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  2. TheDellow

    TheDellow The Recovering Guitarist Supporting Member

    May 19, 2021
    Here’s the scroll, tailpiece, bridge and nut.

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  3. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Where in California?
     
  4. TheDellow

    TheDellow The Recovering Guitarist Supporting Member

    May 19, 2021
    PM’d you.
     
  5. zootsaxes

    zootsaxes Commercial User

    Mar 6, 2015
    Dang that looks like a fun project!
     
  6. jsf729

    jsf729

    Dec 12, 2014
    Central Maryland
    East of Hawaii
     
  7. zootsaxes

    zootsaxes Commercial User

    Mar 6, 2015
    Counterpoint - $750 for restoration of that thing is worth it and a slick deal, IMHO. I would do it if I were you (unless you're down to ship via Greyhound to Memphis, in which case I would do it if I were me, lol)
     
  8. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I know you're trying to make a dog at my question, but you read it wrong or you don't know how grammar works. "In" and "is" are different.
     
  9. PM sent...
     
  10. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    PM sent
     
  11. ifsandsor

    ifsandsor

    Feb 27, 2022
    I am interested , and may be able to repair this. I am in Southern CA, so let me know about local pickup, where you are located.
     
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