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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||A Czech Master instrument I
imported and sold in 1995. The original owner has passed away. This
flat back bass is going to bring its new owner joy. $9500
|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
||20 years old, solid wood,
||Traded in recently, this solid
bass is a steal for a serious player on a budget. Particularly if you
are headed in the orchestral direction, a solid wood bass in a must. $3500
|Dalton Dillingham Estate|
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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||I have a Gamba and an "antiqued"
||This is Christopher's top
laminated model. Aside from having very nice veneers on the viewing
sirface, the top of this bass, unique in the industry AFAIK, is made
from Spruce laminates instead of hardwoods. For far less than a
hybrid solid top bass, this model sounds very full. $2200/$2400 w/bag
||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 w/bag
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