Double Basses

 

New Basses

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS PAGE AS PRICES HAVE CHANGED AND NEW BASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED. GLIGA’S ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

St Antonio plywood

The St Antonio Range

Sizes 1/4, 1/2, 3/4. Color dark brown

Laminated Outfit $2,500.  Solid Top laminated back & sides $2,900. Solid Top & back Laminated sides $3,500

All fully setup outfit with bag, french or german bow, Tomastick spirocore or Helicore strings. These are exceptionally well made basses with sound to boot. They are good for the beginner to intermediate player and can work for all styles of music whether it be Jazz, Blues, or classical. fitted with quality German machines and ebony parts.

Gliga III Plywood

Gliga 3 plywood $3,200.

Sizes 3/4 or 7/8. Color deep ocher varnish 4 string only.

Handmade in Romania the Gliga III is the entry level bass to the Gliga range. Fitted with quality German machines, ebony tail piece and fingerboard. Fully setup with bag, bow, and pickup. Contact for more information.

Gliga II Solid

Gliga 2 Solid $5,500.

sizes 3/4 or 7/8. Color deep red varn or aged brown antique. 4 string and 5 string.

Handmade in Romania, the Gliga II has the most direct sound in the shop a fantastic punchy mid range tone with even volume right through. Fitted with quality German machines, ebony tail piece and fingerboard. Fully setup with bag, bow, and pickup. Contact for more information.

Gliga I Solid

Gliga 1 Solid 4 string.

 Sizes 3/4 or 7/8. Color deep orange with yellow ground or aged brown antique.

Handmade in Romania, the Gliga I is the master grade bass. Well defined sound perfect for the advanced player. highly flamed maple back and sides and some of the most even spruce I have seen puts this bass right up there in looks and tone. Fitted with quality German machines, ebony tail piece and fingerboard. Fully setup with bag, bow, and a pickup. These are special order so please contact for more information.

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Gliga 1 Solid 5 string.

Sizes 3/4 or 7/8. Color deep red varnish or aged brown antique.

Handmade in Romania, the Gliga I is the master grade bass. Well defined sound perfect for the advanced player. highly flamed maple back and sides and some of the most even spruce I have seen puts this bass right up there in looks and tone. Fitted with quality German machines, ebony tail piece and fingerboard. Fully setup with bag, bow, and a pickup. These are special order so please contact for more information.

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KG 300 $call.

3/4 only

The #300 double basses are fully hand crafted instruments with nicely flamed maple and very even grained spruce tops. They have a hand brushed oil varnish and are well-constructed instruments with an excellent tone quality.

kg-200

KG 200 $5,500.

3/4 only

The #200 double basses utilise flamed maple and an even-grained spruce in their construction. These instruments are coated in an oil varnish and are suitable for intermediate students.

kg-100

KG 100 $4,500.

sizes 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4.

The #100 model is a hand crafted instrument ideally suited for the beginning player up to an intermediate standard. These are available in sizes from 1/8 up to 3/4, with the option of a flat or arched back.

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Jay Haide Master grade $8,657.

Beautifully made both inside and out with an aged spirit finish the timber is well seasoned and stable. This is a great example of what new basses are coming out at the moment. The sound is powerful and accurate perfect for the player seeking a more defined tone. Fully setup with bag, and bow. These are special order so please contact for more information.

Second hand & Vintage Basses.

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German Trade Bass $13,000

This unknown flat-back German bass has been fully restored with a hybrid setup for both Jazz and Classical styles. This bass has a wide spruce top with relativity straight grain. The varnish is oil with burnt sienna shading. The back and ribs are plain with little flaming. The neck is beach and original. fingerboard and tailpiece are A grade Indian ebony.

Measurements, 3/4, string length 110.1cm, top bout 50cm, C bout 36.5cm, bottom bout 63cm, depth with bridge 42mm, total length 186cm.

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French bass c1900′s $14,000.

The maker of this bass is unknown but it is possible its from Mirecourt some time between 1880-1930, this bass has been restored here at The Bass Shop. The scroll is an open French design with Bakelite tuners. Its has a very even umber color varnish which has been beautifully applied.  The ribs are plain in appearance with slight flaming more flame is present on the back of the back. The overall cut of this bass is very symmetrical which shows the skill in the construction of this instrument.

Measurements, 3/4, string length 105cm, top bout 47cm, C bout 37cm, bottom bout 68cm, depth with bridge 40.5mm, total length 181.5cm.

Meinel 1/2 size

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Salieri SB6 $4000

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Upton Ply bass $4000

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Kay concert model (call)

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Wilfer $18,000

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Zimmerman $17,000

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French Trade bass $call

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Pöllmann 5 string 1972 $25,000

Measurements, string length 107cm, top bout 52.5cm, C bout 40cm, bottom bout 73cm, depth with bridge 48mm, total length 198cm.

This is a beautifully hand crafted bass from the Pollmann family. This particular bass was use by Max Claxton who was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
It has a big open tone with beautifully warm highs. The bass is expertly crafted right down to the well cut F holes. All aspects of this instrument has had the master Kramen’s hand in it. The back, sides, and neck have even deep flamed AAAA maple, and the top is also even straight spruce this bass has been precisely setup to sound its best.

This bass is available for trial but only serious enquires please.