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Pre-war Gibson upright bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by MollyKay, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. MollyKay


    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Merry Christmas all.

    Santa came early this year and I have been inspired to add a pre-war Gibson page to our website. It is currently still under construction and will expand as time allows. We hope this fills a void in the all important vintage American made plywood bass history.


  2. tomshepp

    tomshepp Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Maynard MA
    Looking good MollyKay! Thanks.:)
  3. Heifetzbass

    Heifetzbass Commercial User

    Feb 6, 2004
    Upstate, SC
    Owner, Gencarelli Bass Works and Fine String Instruments, LLC.
    I have one sitting in my living room right now... it belongs to a local university. (Neck needs to be re-set) I will look up the vitals on it. Very interesting stuff. Thanks!

  4. WarEagle

    WarEagle Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Cullman, AL.
    Cool. Those are some good looking basses. What's the scale length on them, compared to Kay or American Standard?
    Hope you enjoy some of your early Christmas.
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Very nice stuff. You guys do great work!
  6. I read somewhere that Steve Gilmore is now down to one bass, a Gibson ply.
  7. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    He lives down around the Alabama gulf coast, where plys are standard fare. A piano playing friend of mine did some gigs with him earlier this year, and told me about Steve not liking to end tunes on anything but the key chord, so we have this thing where we name the end of a tune a SG approved ending or not.