"Old" Hungarian?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by cobee, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. cobee


    Sep 15, 2018
  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Looks new to me. I don't know centimeters, so...
  3. i don't claim to have a trained eye - what are the giveaways for "new made to look older?"

    looks like it's a 100 year old bass to me. but what do i know..
  4. Fresh as a daisy from what I can see.
  5. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    This is a reputable dealer, so far as I understand. You might want to ask him directly how he arrived at the age.
  6. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    He also has a bass he calls French that is definitely not, with the outer linings and plate tuners.
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  7. Wait. Somebody in the violin biz lied?????

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  8. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    The back on that bass, being flat, probably wouldn't last 100 years without some warping and cracking.

    Particularly from Hungary, there's a tendency to "antique" new instruments without owning up to it. It's one thing to say that a bass is new and antiqued, but something else to try and misrepresent / counterfeit age. I'd ask the seller how he knows it's old.