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John Cheng Carlo Giuseppe Testore Bass - 3/4 size

Item# CGT73

$7,000.00

Call 800.248.7427 for availability

John Cheng Carlo Giuseppe Testore Bass
A beautiful replica in the time-honored tradition of John Cheng instruments, our new Testore Double Bass will impress any bassist that appreciates tonal complexity, projection, and power. Based on the patterns of the great baroque master builder, favored by the world's greatest bassist, the John Cheng Testore is crafted from fine, patiently aged tonewoods, carved carefully by hand. Tastefully antiqued with a fine, hand-applied spirit varnish, for both aesthetic beauty and tonal resonance. With fine professional geared tuners, top-level New Harmony endpin, and fitted with Pirastro Flexocor Deluxe strings, each Testore is carefully tonally adjusted for optimal playability. Choose from ¾ "Full Size" model, or the Compatto pattern, with narrower shoulders and tapered upper bout ribs, ideal for intricate and fast solo work. 3/4 size.

John Cheng Carlo Giuseppe Testore Compatto Bass - 3/4 size

Item# CGT73C

$7,000.00

Call 800.248.7427 for availability

John Cheng Carlo Giuseppe Testore Compatto Bass
A beautiful replica in the time-honored tradition of John Cheng instruments, our new Testore Double Bass will impress any bassist that appreciates tonal complexity, projection, and power. Based on the patterns of the great baroque master builder, favored by the world's greatest bassist, the John Cheng Testore is crafted from fine, patiently aged tonewoods, carved carefully by hand. Tastefully antiqued with a fine, hand-applied spirit varnish, for both aesthetic beauty and tonal resonance. With fine professional geared tuners, top-level New Harmony endpin, and fitted with Pirastro Flexocor Deluxe strings, each Testore is carefully tonally adjusted for optimal playability. Choose from ¾ "Full Size" model, or the Compatto pattern, with narrower shoulders and tapered upper bout ribs, ideal for intricate and fast solo work. 3/4 size.

Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art Bass - 3/4 size

Item# KJS30B 34

$8,000.00

Call 800.248.7427 for availability

Masterful German Craftsmanship, For a Lifetime of Musical Expression
We asked our partner Luthiers in Germany to create a bass especially for the musician who is looking for that beautiful German sound and playability, fine craftsmanship, and reliability, for a lifetime of performances. Our new Karl Joseph Schneider bass is exactly what we specified! Starting with carefully aged and selected solid spruce and figured maple, our new Schneider bass is carefully crafted into an easy-to-maneuver gamba shape. The back is swelled, enabling a rich, complex tone to emerge. Beautifully finished with a lovely, dark golden-brown spirit varnish, and fitted with smoothly-turning Rubner tuners, a Wittner hi-tech tailpiece. Carefully set up in our Ann Arbor shop by our professional staff, and fitted with Pirastro Flexocore strings, each Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art Double Bass is played by a professional bassist, and tonally adjusted, before we will release it for sale. 3/4 size.

Birdseye Maple Bass - 3/4 size

Item# F1 S5232

$12,000.00

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Birdseye Maple Bass
This bass, of Chinese origin, was hand-picked by our staff on a recent trip to Beijing. The bass is made from a stunning selection of Birdseye maple wood, used on the ribs, back and scroll along with a solid spruce top. The finely aged wood, along with the hand applied spirit varnish make for an instrument that is an excellent showpiece for the advanced student. The bass is professionally set up in our Ann Arbor shop with Pirastro Flexocor Deluxe strings, High quality geared tuners and the New Harmony Endpin. The rich and developed sound from this instrument is sure to impress as much as the wood selection! A unique one of a kind instrument!

Carlo Lamberti Violin Shaped Double Bass

Item# LB11V

$4,000.00

Carlo Lamberti Violin Shaped Bass
The Carlo Lamberti Violin shaped bass is an excellent value. Made from well-aged tone woods and professionally set up in our Ann Arbor shop, this instrument is able to handle Orchestral, Jazz and solo demands for the intermediate to advanced student. D'Addario Kaplan strings, high quality geared tuners and an ebony tailpiece accompany the professional setup in order to ensure this bass excels in a multitude of venues. 3/4 and 5/8 sizes.

Carlo Lamberti Sonata Bass

Item# LB11

$5,000.00

Carlo Lamberti Sonata Double Bass
The all-new Carlo Lamberti Sonata Double Bass is ideal for the serious advancing bass student that is ready to move up from a rental, school, or laminated bass. Made by hand entirely from solid, aged spruce and maple tonewood, enabling a powerful and open tone, ideal for the bassist ready to explore a wider range of expression. Violin-shaped bouts; full-plate machine pegs. Spirit varnish is delicately shaded and rubbed out to a medium gloss, bringing out the beautiful wood grain. Fitted with professional level D'Addario Kaplan strings, and adjustable bass bridge with easy-glide wheels, allowing a seamless switch from classical bowing to jazz pizzicato. Carefully set up by SHAR's professional technicians and tonally adjusted by a professional bassist. 3/4 size.

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