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Bass Maker G.E. Bryant Lowell

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by nandobass, Apr 18, 2010.


  1. nandobass

    nandobass

    Apr 16, 2010
    Los Angeles
    HI just bought a bass from 1880's no label inside but it does have the G.E. Bryant Lowell engraved on both tuning plates, and a fancy sea shell type of shape carved on the back near the neck joint.
    Does anyone anything about this bass maker?
    Aperantly he was a violin maker fro 1883 t0 early 1915 in MA area...

    Thanks
     
  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Welcome to TB! :)

    We do appraisals every Tuesday from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and by appointment on Saturdays. The cost is $100 per thousand of value with a minimum charge of $250, payable in advance via credit card or money order. Okay, okay... :D

    I have no specific information regarding that name. Could it be that the name is G. E. Bryant and that he was from Lowell, MA? No one here can provide anything even approximating an appraisal without so much as even seeing pictures. Perhaps you could post some. Even then, it'll take a qualified luthier to assign a value. As for it's worth, well, you already bought it so it's worth to you at least what you paid. Where did you buy it and what did you pay? Did you take it to a luthier first? Where do you live? It would help us to help you and get to know you if you'd fill out your profile.
     
  3. nandobass

    nandobass

    Apr 16, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Thank YOU. I am Los Angeles I will post some pics asap. I just joined the TB I will fill my profile..THanks
    It would be great to find out some history on G.E. Bryant
     
  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Take it to Lisa Gass and Lemer Music, ask them about it and then let us know what they say.
     
  5. powerbass

    powerbass

    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
  6. powerbass

    powerbass

    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
    Check out this bass from the exhibit
     

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  7. nandobass

    nandobass

    Apr 16, 2010
    Los Angeles
    thanks everyone for the help. I will let you all know what I can find out about this maker
     
  8. bribass

    bribass

    Jan 25, 2006
    Northern NJ
    Endorsing Artist; Arnold Schnitzer/ Wil DeSola New Standard RN DB
  9. nandobass

    nandobass

    Apr 16, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Thank YOU Bribass & Power bass those links were great.
     
  10. RobinAlston

    RobinAlston

    Jul 13, 2010
  11. Man, say what you want about Ken Smith....I miss him. He knew how to get people going. His passion for the bass is big medicine, IMO.
    Good memories. :D
     
  12. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    +1

    He brought a lot to the forum.



     
  13. Eric Rene Roy

    Eric Rene Roy

    Mar 19, 2002
    Mystic, CT
    President: Upton Bass String Instrument Co.
  14. RobinAlston

    RobinAlston

    Jul 13, 2010
    your welcome ....
     

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