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For Sale French solo bass 3/4

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by estringjamey, Apr 30, 2019.

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  1. estringjamey

    estringjamey Commercial User

    Here is a fine slope shouldered bass that looks like one I saw in the museum in Mirecourt last year. It looks French to me. I had a friend say he thought it looked like Alfred Mayer. It has an old neck repair in the middle of the neck. A few well repaired top cracks. Lovely amber varnish. It is a flat back with a 41.25" scale. lower bout is 26.25" upper is 18".I live in the Kansas City area.

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  2. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
  3. +100
  4. That looks like a German bass that’s been cut down.
  5. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    That top crack scares me
  6. estringjamey

    estringjamey Commercial User

    I don't think it has been cut down. the purfling is perfect. I'm sure that's the way it was made.
  7. estringjamey

    estringjamey Commercial User

    It has been well cleated and should not pose a problem. I do realize they affect the value of an instrument.
  8. I could be wrong, but it's certainly possible for the purfling to be the cover-up work of a master luthier from the past.

    i dont actually think it is, but anything is possible when dealing with old basses.

    cool bass either way - the top crack is scary looking, though... who did the repair?
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