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String Basses You Could Own!

offered by Bruce Sexauer's thestringbass.com

(April, 2023)

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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Broken in (pre-owned)
Frantisek Boc'ek circa 1900

The weather outside is frightful, but the bass is so delightful. and when the rain ceases there will be pictures. 43" strings and a largish 3/4 body. Refinished, but nicely. Sounds great. Come play it. $11,500
Between the wars German 3/4 fully carved

Been around the block a few times, but a joy to play and sounds wonderfull. No reason to think this bass won't go around a few more times, but there are unfixed side cracks. $3500
1930ish German 4/4 fully carved
This consignment bass came from an estate. It is of the highest quality and in playedbut well cared for condition. 44" strings, no cracks, repaired or otherwise! As balanced as a good 3/4 bass, but noticeably more powerful in all registers.  $12,000

I have two basses in need of work that  a hobby woodworker could enjoy bringing back to life.

One is allegedly the original bass from the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers band in the '30's. It is a solid wood flatback, and I have done 30 hours work fixing cracks and the like before I lost interest.  Make an offer.

The other is a laminated Eastman Strings bass, about ten years oln, and it has the back halfway loose. I simply no longer have interest, and someone could bring it back in a few hours of glueing and clamping. I originally sold it for $1800, including ebony fingerboard , strings, and bag. Yours for half that.
Dual Joy 3/4

Traded in.Fully Carved.. Nice wood! Good choice for mid-range student in Jazz or Classicl. Works well with a bow. About 20 years old. $3000

BOWs etc.
I have a number of bows on hand. They are priced about half way 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%.