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Kolstein Master Art Ceruti Bass with C extension (Hartford, CT)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by emilio g, Mar 8, 2013.


  1. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    I bought this bass in 2008 about two weeks after it was strung up for the first time and proceeded to play it through college and grad school, as well as on numerous professional gigs in jazz situations, orchestras, musical pits, music festivals, and more. I mention this because this bass has a great, clear acoustic sound, amplifies well, and generally is complemented for its bright, musical tone in every situation I've used it in. Excellent projection in the high register. No problems at all with it, with the exception of a seam on the lower bout that's opened up a total of 3 times, and a nick in the varnish on the back. Since buying it I had Bill Merchant add a low C extension, had it re-setup with a new bridge by Jay Vandekopple, added standard tailpiece and endpin (the Kolstein hardware was too heavy), and added a Fishman full circle pickup. I will also include a Soundwear case purchased in 2012 and Kolstein bass bib.

    This bass is made from a two piece Spruce top, a two piece popular back with matching poplar sides, and a lightly flamed maple neck with ebony fingerboard. The C extension is made from maple and ebony matching that of the neck. It is currently strung with Flexocore Deluxe strings, which I have found to be optimal on this bass. It was designed and made jointly by Kolstein's shop in in New York and the Pavolny Violin shop in The Czech Republic.

    I will sell this instrument in its current condition for $8,500, or any reasonable offer.

    Measurements:
    Overall Body Length 43 1/4" 109.9 cm
    Width across the upper bout : 19 1/2 " 49.5 cm
    Width across the center bout 15 " 38.1cm
    Width across the lower bout: 26 1/8" 66.4 cm
    Mensure : 40.5"

    All things considered, this is a wonderful instrument that's served me well for the last 5 years. I wish I could hang on to it, but I'm upgrading instruments and just don't have the money, space, or need for two basses.

    See and hear this bass in action on my website in the video section at: http://www.emilioguarino.com/?page_id=9 first clip is in orchestra tuning and the second clip is in solo tuning and I'm using the same bow for both recordings.
     
  2. artfahie

    artfahie Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    Your videos were (to me) totally mesmerizing.... what a beautiful job... well worth the visit to your website.
     
  3. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    +1 The bass sounds amazing and your playing is fantastic!
     
  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Smokin'!
     
  5. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Thanks guys!
     
  6. pnchad

    pnchad

    Nov 3, 2005
    this since your videos inspired me to have a great night with the bow

    Bravo!
     
  7. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Appreciate it!
     
  8. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Really nice playing, Emilio - you make that bass sound terrific, especially the Anderson Capriccio. ;)
     
  9. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Still for sale.
     
  10. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Bumped
     
  11. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Edited: The string length is 40.5 inches, not 41, as originally posted.
     
  12. Very nice playing and beautiful bass too.
     
  13. chicagodoubler

    chicagodoubler Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
    Great playing! Where did you get the Meyer sheet music? PM me please. :bassist:
     
  14. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    I transcribed it.
     
  15. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Price reduced to $8,500.
     
  16. bbrophy

    bbrophy

    Sep 7, 2008
    Will you be at ISB ? Possibly with this bass?
     
  17. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Unfortunately I can't make the convention this year.
     
  18. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    Bass is still for sale. I'll be sticking around Hartford for a little while longer, but I will also be in NYC very frequently over the next month or so, and I'll have the instrument with me.
     
  19. emilio g

    emilio g

    Jul 16, 2008
    Jersey City, NJ
    I updated my website, so the above link no longer works. Here are the YouTube Videos, plus one new one.

    David Anderson Capriccio No. 2
     
  20. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org Supporting Member

    is this bass still for sale?
     

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