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For Sale 2008 Donald Gorman 7/8 Double Bass - Quilted Maple (Price Reduction in CAD)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by piggywiddle, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. piggywiddle

    piggywiddle Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Hi everyone. I am selling a very special instrument which was made for me in October of 2008 by Donald Gorman. I may also be open to a trade should you have something of interest. This is a very lightweight instrument that is large but also incredibly easy to play. The sound is very rich and projects well for both classical and jazz.

    String Length: 42" (arguably feels more like 41" since the neck is thin and has narrow spacing at the nut.
    Tuners: Greg James, Custom Made
    Back and Sides: Big Leaf Quilted Maple from British Columbia, Canada
    Top: Canadian Spruce (can't remember the specific type)
    Bridge: French Style Master Bridge by Ludi Pollak (1 year old)
    Strings: Thomastik Belcanto Solo Strings tuned F#,B,E,A
    String Spacing: About an inch between strings at the bridge, Standard Orchestral
    Lower Bout Width: 28.25"
    Center Bout Width: 14.25"
    Upper Bout Width: 19"
    Lower Bout Depth: 9.25"
    Center Bout Depth: 8.75"
    Upper Bout Depth: 7.75" tapers to 5.75"
    Neck Position: D
    Fingerboard Length: It's a normal length fingerboard and I opted to have a cutaway instead of extension
    Endpin: Carbon Fibre "N-Pin"
    Case: Custom-Sized Bobe Lock
    Wheel: Gaines Bass Wheel Included - Shaft was custom sized to accommodate the endpin diameter.

    Thanks and have a nice evening.

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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
  2. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    that is a gorgeous bass. not to derail the sales, but very curious about the tuning machines... by bass has very similar machines, and never knew what they were.
  3. piggywiddle

    piggywiddle Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Thanks. Yes, it is a wonderful looking instrument, indeed. I may have mispelled the gentleman's name but he is a machinest in Toronto and does work on a variety of different instruments. These tuners are incredibly quick and accurate.

    I used to mark on the lever the exact spot I would need to hit in order to tune down for certain notes and it never failed me!

    Luckily the bass (being a flat back, and all) has never had an open seam.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
  4. Nathan Levine

    Nathan Levine Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Anchorage, AK
    Greg James made the tuners. Best. Tuners. Available.

    Beautiful bass by the way.
  5. piggywiddle

    piggywiddle Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Thanks! That's the name. I keep forgetting.
  6. hynes31

    hynes31 Supporting Member

    still available? thanks
  7. piggywiddle

    piggywiddle Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Yes. Pm me.
  8. piggywiddle

    piggywiddle Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Putting her back on the market. The pricing has been reduced to 17,000 CAD. Cheers

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