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My Dream Bass, the Charton B21

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Ric Vice, Jan 19, 2006.


  1. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    After viewing this bass in Double Bassist magazine I just had to share it with everyone. Patrick Charton has built this very innovative instrument. Take a look. I'm sure that I could never affort it, but I can dream can't I.

    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/charton-luthier/instrument1.html
     
  2. Eric Rene Roy

    Eric Rene Roy Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Mystic, CT
    President: Upton Bass String Instrument Co.
    well, one of the coolest websites I have seen in awhile. Maybe later I will look at the basses!
     
  3. ToR-Tu-Ra

    ToR-Tu-Ra

    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City
    Cool site, nice basses. that B21 looks good with those samurai like F holes. thanks for the link, mor bass porn to look at :D
     
  4. G-force

    G-force

    Jul 1, 2004
    oslo Norway
    Anybody know how much these go for ?
     
  5. isolated

    isolated Kind of a Jerk, But Funny. Supporting Member

    I understand thay they cost around $30,000 USD. I was very interested in one of these until I discovered the price. Of course, if I'm mistaken, and they are much less, I'd love to know that.
     
  6. PB+J

    PB+J

    Mar 9, 2000
    arlington va
    That bass is stunning--I love it. It makes so much sense and it would be so practical


    How does he keep the sound post in place? My ability to read french has seriously declined
     
  7. G-force

    G-force

    Jul 1, 2004
    oslo Norway
    I spoke with Msr. charton a few days ago. A very gracious man I must say. Price is the same for all the basses. 22.500 euros. The waiting ist is about 2-2.5 years.
    I am now on it. I wont be getting a B21 though.
     
  8. That B21 was nice. Whats up with that last bass on the list? It had like double tuners. They were sticking str8 out the side like a cello and then it also had the reg tuners at the same time on the same strings. Can some1 explain that concept?