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For Sale c. 1890 German/Czech flat back

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Nick Kuypers, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Nick Kuypers

    Nick Kuypers

    Jun 17, 2017
    This bass generates a HUGE SOUND with low/playable action. Great option for bassists with a lot of facility that want to get around the fingerboard without sacrificing sound/tone. Amazing jazz bass and has been used as such for 17+ years. Depending on string type, gets a fantastic arco sound as well (beautifully bright upper range). $12,500.00 asking price. Ebony fingerboard, Spruce top, Maple back, and Beachwood neck. Purchased from a Phoenix Symphony bassist in 2000, appraised in 2004 for $16,000.00 by world renowned Luthier Scott Henry, in Chicago IL (appraisal included in images). Was routinely serviced by Scott throughout the years as well. Well cared for and in very good condition. Last serviced by Michael Griffin in Rochester, NY, who agreed that the bass was accurately appraised. Has a David Gage Realist pickup installed. 7/8 body and sound, but plays like a 3/4 with a D neck. 41.5" string length. Located in Indiana, near Bloomington (Indiana University). I'd be happy to let you come see/play it for a day. It has a heavy 1.5 inch foam black nylon case.

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  2. Nick Kuypers

    Nick Kuypers

    Jun 17, 2017
    Feel free to ask any questions...
  3. KJPbop


    Aug 8, 2008
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Greetings! A few key bits of info you may want to add concerning the bass are the string length,
    and whether it has a D or Eb neck. Good luck from a fellow Indiana bassist!! KJPbop
  4. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    String length is 41.5" (as per the appraisal).
  5. Nick Kuypers

    Nick Kuypers

    Jun 17, 2017
    Thanks KJPbop! As Phil graciously mentioned, the string length is 41.5 and it's a D neck. Let me know if you've any other questions!