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Michael Glas Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Johonn, Apr 11, 2005.


  1. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    I have a Michael Glas German handcarved bass that I purchased over 2 years ago from a dealer in Mass. At the time it was around $6000, and since then he has told me that the value of these basses has gone up to 11 or 12k now. However, he has not sent me any documentation concerning this (tho i have asked him), and i am wondering if any of you can confirm this, or is he pulling one over on me?...I googled Michael Glas a while ago but didnt find what i was looking for. :meh:
    i would appreciate any info on this as i am not willing to fly with it until i have full insurance on it, and need some documantation to get that.
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Drag it over to the luthier's and get an appraisal.
     
  3. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    yeah that is a good idea, how much will it cost though?
    i suppose its better to shell out the cash then go uninsured however...
    :ninja:
     
  4. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Written appraisals are usually $100-$200. Could you post some pics of this bass? I'm curious...
     
  5. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    well, the pics are way over the file size limit for attachments, do you want me to pm them to you? or is there another way to post pics that im not seeing here? :eyebrow:
     
  6. jmpiwonka

    jmpiwonka

    Jun 11, 2002
    resize them and you should be able to post them.
    if you want you can email them to me and i'll resize em for you.
     
  7. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    Here are a couple of the pics, finally. So i cant attach more than two at a time, huh?
     

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  8. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    more pix anyone?
     

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  9. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    my last attachment, looks like i just used up all my allotted space! oh well. :p
     

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  10. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    What is the emblem on the back? It's a little fuzzy... thanks for posting these pics.
     
  11. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
  12. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    the emblem is a M inscribed over a G, its Michael Glas's sign
     
  13. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    thanks for the links Ken, I will probably get it appraised sometime soon, hopefully...
     
  14. Johonn

    Johonn

    Nov 19, 2004
    Brunswick, ME
    graybass - the link seems to be broken
    however, that is good news about the bass you had! thanks
     
  15. Sorry,

    I fixed the link