String Basses You Could Own!offered by Bruce Sexauer's thestringbass.com
|Unless noted, each of these basses has been set up by me personally. I have planed and polished the fingerboard to create exactly the relief I believe works best, and no bumps at all. I have carefully fit the sound post, and set the action low enough to play easily, yet high enough to sound clear. Most players who visit my shop are surprised by how well these basses work. If your playing has evolved to where you know what specifications suit you best, I am most likely able to put your instrument right where you want it. Bruce Sexauer|
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|1930ish German 4/4
consignment bass came from an estate. It is of the highest quality and
in worn but well cared for condition.
44" strings, no cracks, repaired or otherwise! $10500
||Entry level, fully
laminated, Ebony fingerboard, nearly perfect condition. w/bag.
Taken as trade. $1400
|Jiri Polvony 3/4
||I commissioned this bass 22
years ago and sold it at the time, but the owner has passed and his
widow brought it to me for resale. All solid maple, spruce and ebony in
the usual places. This bass has character. The back is in between
carved and flat. $3450
|Dalton Dillingham Estate|
|This 6 string laminated bass is
from the estate of Dalton Dillingham, and is the bass he played for the
last ten years of his very long tenure as a bassist. Truly unique and a
worthy tool. $2500 with 2 PU systems.
||Dalton like a lot of strings!
This European flat-back has 5, and the 5th is currently a low B. A
small body with 40 3/4" strings. Restored from very rough to a decent
1600's Converted Viol d'Gamba?
of the Old Bass
||Genuinely old bass! Flatsawn
pine top plate. Converted to 4 strings from 3 in the 1600's. Dalton
told me these things, and he believed this bass to be worth $100K. I do not have another bass that
sounds as good as this one, though the 4/4 approaches it. $22,000
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|Wujang Hong Yu:|
||This bass is spectacular.
Fantastic wood throughout, The best tuners I've seen come out of China,
absolutely up to Rubner standards, and very cleverly designed. The
Ebony in the fingerboard is as good as it gets being jet black and I
could plane it in both directions everywhere w/o tear-out. But the real
point is the tonal envelope, which you have to hear to know what I
mean, it is magical. $6100 w/bag
|Eastman VB-95||This is the Hybrid bass which
represents the SweetSpot for your entry into string bass world; a
little more money than the least, but a LOT more bass. The fully carved
solid spruce top plate brings real tone to party, making this bass
perfectly able to take the student into the professional world. No one
NEEDS anything better. . . until they do. Ebony appointments, Thomastik
Spirocore stings, adjustable bridge, my set-up: $2700 w/better bag. 1 in
||New Model, I have 2!
||All laminated entry level bass
with Bag'n'bow. Still has (or will have) my set-up which is why
mine are the basses for you. I have been selling Christopher's Workshop
for over 20 years, and they will not let you down. $1800
Third Tier 3/4
|Made by China's well
acknowledged top maker, this bass is extremely good in my opinion, as
have been nearly all of the previous two dozen basses I have had from
maker. The basses are supplied at 5 levels; 1 is plain fully carved
maple, 2 is mildly flamed fully carved maple, 3 is highly flamed fully
carved maple, 4 is made
by fewer people and has greater attention to perfection, and 5 is
allegedly made by the shop master himself. I have sold all levels, and
while each is better that the one before (as we'd hope), level 1 is
still better than almost any other Chinese bass I've owned. This
bass is level 3. $7200
including the great bag.
|Here's a video of my
customer Gary Brown playing his X. Sun Bass. It's the entry level
have a number of bows on hand. They are priced about half between my
cost and suggested retail. If you buy a bow in the same transaction as
a bass, I will give it to you for my actual cost plus 10%.
|These are consigned and the
prices are rigid.
||I have four bows from The
Dillingham (rip) estate. All are pernambuco and "French" style:
(1) plain jane $450
(2) Antique Baroqueish that has been broken and repaired but is a genuine 1700's bow $1500
(3) Labeled Roth, not recent, works nicely $800
(4) H R Pfretzschner, genuine old beauty, $3500