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For Sale Updated/Nicolas Amati Copy

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by bassman28, Nov 9, 2017.


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  1. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    Price:
    $7200
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    North Carolina
    20171121_090458. Update: I have added a pic of the interior labels.
    Very nice Vintage Nicolas Amati Copy with a Mooradion padded bag and an E flat neck. It was estimated to be made between 1910 and 1920. It plays and sounds fantastic and comes with 3 sets of strings. For a description I have included an appraisal in the first pic. Delivery will be discussed before purchase. 20171109_103858. 20171109_102019.
     

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  2. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr

    Sep 22, 2016
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    What a gorgeous looking bass. Would you know how old it is?
    thanks
     
  3. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    from carson street in pittsburgh, hmm
     
  4. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org Supporting Member

    was there an answer for how old it is?
     
  5. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr

    Sep 22, 2016
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    The wood looks like its from the 1800s but I thought "Made in..." labels came a little after that, maybe not.
    Wish you weren't so far away how I love to hear it!! Good luck with the sale.
     
  6. It’s not 1800s. The Tariff Act of 1930 required all imports to be clearly labeled in English specifying country of origin. This is consistent with the bass’ other distinguishing characteristics.

    This is a shop bass made between the wars. The Amati label is a misnomer like the Strad label in most every shop fiddle made in modern times.
     
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  7. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr

    Sep 22, 2016
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    I was reading that the McKinley tariff in 1890 first required country of origin for all US imports. In 1914 it was amended to include the words "made in". Other importing nations may have influenced country of origin labeling earlier, and some makers could have included origin labeling before it was enacted in the States.
    To me the German production violins with Copy of Amati (or Guarnari) labels sound superior to the Strads. Cool to hear of a bass bearing one of these labels, Amati being my favorite.
     
  8. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    Thankyou guys for the info. I am not as well versed on these.
     
  9. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Looks like a very fine instrument. In what capacity were you playing the instrument?
     
  10. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    It is a young ladies bass she had purchased to go to a music conservatory.
     
  11. bazzo

    bazzo

    Oct 8, 2006
    Can you tell us the string length and whether it has a D or Eb neck? Thanks!
     
  12. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    If you have questions please pm.
     
  13. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    The gamba shape of this bass looks a lot like the Otto Rubner bass another TB user has for sale currently (not saying it's a Rubner.. may well be a coincidence).
     
  14. Could be. The maker’s name has become a brand, so these days a “Roth” could be any damn thing and so could a “Rubner.”