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For Sale 1960s Juzek double bass, w/ violin corners

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by billyfalconer, Apr 5, 2017.


  1. billyfalconer

    billyfalconer Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Buda (Austin) TX, USA
    Price:
    $6500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Texas
    For sale

    Carved 1960s Juzek double bass, w/ violin corners, Robertson and Sons' extension.
    $6,500

    Big volume, speaks easily, with consistent full sound up the neck, and no wolf tones. Solid, no major cracks, stays in tune. Ebony bridge adjusters and bumpers.

    This bass has been an orchestral bass for the last fifteen years, and currently has new Helicore Orchestral strings set fairly high, but it can easily be adjusted to handle other musical styles.

    Tag has:
    John Juzek Violinmaker formerly in Prague
    MADE IN GERMANY John Juzek [sig].

    Here is the description in an appraisal from 1995:

    "The violin shaped bass has a 2 piece spruce top with 9 grains per centimeter. The 2 piece maple back has faint horizontal figuring with the usual ornate purfling. Similar back and ribs. The finish is a thin gold red varnish over yellow ground. The bass has a low C extension. The dimensions are:
    length 1107 mm
    upper bout 496 mm
    middle bout 354 mm
    lower bout 647 mm
    ...
    In my opinion the bass has a fair market value of not less than $8000 US."
     

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  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    String Length? You'd do well to change the measurements to inches, at least for us 'muricans.
     
  3. billyfalconer

    billyfalconer Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Buda (Austin) TX, USA
    Sorry, I just saw this question. String length is 42".
     
  4. Rob Rodriguez

    Rob Rodriguez

    May 6, 2017
    How much to ship to Charleston area?

    Does it have a D neck?

    Do you have any Arco videos?

    Thanks,
    Roberto
     
  5. billyfalconer

    billyfalconer Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Buda (Austin) TX, USA
    I don't know how much it would be to ship to the Charleston area, but I could find out if you're seriously interested.
    Yes, it has a D neck.
    No, I don't have any videos of it, but I could make one.