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Wilfer question...

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Dudie, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Dudie


    Apr 26, 2004
    I`ve just seen a doublebass for sale on Internet here in Sweden, made by Josef and Kurt Wilfer. Who are they? Is it a quality instrument? Anyone with experience from this basses?

    / Thanks
  2. hirort


    May 17, 2003
    Yokohama, Japan
    This is my first post.
    I have one of Josef und Kurt Wilfer bass. It's made in 1972. When I talked with Roland Wilfer of Emanuel Wilfer shop at NAMM show, he told me that they are his distant relatives, something like his aunt's aunt or cousin (sorry, not sure). Anyway, their shop is independent from Emanuel's shop and now it is inherited by Andreas Wilfer.
    I owned it for over 25 years and like it very much. It's all curved and a decent bass. I don't know the current value but I guess (hope?) it's worth $5-6,000 or more if perfectly set up.

    Hope it helps

    Hiro T
  3. Well there is a bass builder named Wilfer near frankfurt mybe thats the same one? (it's a family business)

    If it is, the bass should be a quality instrument.

    Here's their website: