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Electric Basses

1982 Clevinger Electric Upright Bass ()

This very early version of the Clevinger Electric Upright Bass (serial Number 3) has the classic “keyhole” body shape, Electromagnetic and transducer pickups, Tubular body frame for a doublebass body orientation, Schaller tuning machines, Adjustable and foldable tubular endpin, 41 3/8″ string length, and a professional quality stand made by the original owner. The cover […]

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1941 Gibson B-135 (B-135-741)

This consignment 1941 Gibson B-135 (B-135-741) is Gibson’s top of the line all-laminated model from this early period, featuring 3 pice neck, single unit Kluson tuners, Ebony fittings (Macassar ebony fingerboard) and amber lacquer finish over curly maple and spruce outer ply body parts. The replacement black painted tailpiece is from a Kay, and the […]

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Price: $3500

1962 American Standard (2757)

This customized 1962 American Standard (2757) features a replacement German neck from about 1900 and a dramatic black and red rendering of Bruce Lee on the back. We found this bass about 6-7 years ago and it was sold within 30 minutes of its first setup. The most recent repairs have included a new African […]

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Price: $4750

1942 Kay O-100 (10376)

Original marketed as a school orchestra model, this good sounding 1942 Kay O-100 (10376) has had a few changes for petter performance, including: Bausch bridge with adjusters, Flexible tail wire instead of the original rigid threaded steel tailpiece attachment, and a German adjustable endpin to replace the heavy and clunky original endpin. With similar specifications […]

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Price: $2750

1954 blonde finish King Moretone (2989)

This returning consignment 1954 blonde finish King Moretone (2989) is one of my personal favorites from the middle period for H.N. White’s celebrated laminated double basses. This bass has had a few plate corner reglues and received a replacement German endpin, older french style tailpiece, German brass halfplate tuners, and a thicker replacement Ebony fingerboard. […]

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Price: 3500

ca. 1947 Epiphone B-5 blonde finish (895)

This well preserved ca. 1947 Epiphone blonde finish B-5 (895) is in all original condition, including the bridge and the wooden endpin, which may have been cut down some to lower the final height. Laminated spruce top with inlaid purling, Highly figured laminated maple ply sides with exterior linings, Figured maple back with inlaid purling, […]

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Price: Sold

2012 Fender Select Jazz Bass (US12188284)

This 2012 Fender Select Jazz Bass (US12188284) presents in “As New” condition. Special features are: Flame Maple body cap, Cinnamon burst finish color, Pearloid block inlay in rosewood fingerboard, Medium weight ash body, and either white or black pickguards. With super clean tweed covered hardshell case.

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Price: $2250

2013 Custom Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass (US131135767)

This consignment 2013 custom Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass (US131135767) comes to the shop in “As New” condition. Custom features are the black binding and satin finish on the rear oft he neck. Standard features are Black pearl bloc inlays, Active electronics, Heavy ash body, and N3 pickups. With soft carrying bag.

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Price: $995

1994 Fender Custom Shop Ltd. Ed. Jazz Bass (0557)

This consignment 1994 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1962 Stack Pot Jazz Bass (0557) comes from the John Page era and is one of the rare instruments was designed and built by Master Builder Alan Hamel. The attention to design details is very impressive, with “backwards” tuning gears, color correct Dakota Red matching headstock and […]

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Price: $2650

1968 Ampeg Baby Bass (nsn)

This consignment 1968 Ampeg Baby Bass is a particularly fine example of this popular electric upright bass in that it show no signs of any impacts and the fiberglass body is very healthy and unoxidized. The Baby Bass has been popular with salsa bands for decades, but now has seen increased popularity with players in […]

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Price: Sold