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What is the most important aspect of a beginner instrument? The simple answer is playability. Young people should not be discouraged by an instrument that is difficult or impossible to manage. Pretty soon, a young player will lose interest and eventually want to quit. Parents should know that a student will be more committed on a well constructed and adjusted instrument.Teachers understand this all-too-well. They see instruments every day that are not adequate for the needs of the player. We apply the same expectations to the setup and adjustment of a simple instrument, as we do for a high-end instrument.

You WILL find cheaper Basses on the internet. We have seen these instruments in our workshop because customers bring them in for service. Cheap basses always require more work that is worth spending. The customer should have spent a little more in the first place to get an instrument that was adequate. A teacher that is a friend of our shop, calls these products "instrument-shaped objects" because they are not truly instruments. It's about value, not price. Our selection starts at a level that is the minimum acceptable quality according to the vast majority of teachers, and therefore the minimum reasonable investment. If you are serious about supporting a student's desire to succeed in music, DO NOT buy a cheap bass off the internet. There, you just did all the research you need to do about how much to spend on a student Bass.

An Outfit includes a Bow and Bag, or you can purchase the instrument only. With the standard setup, a lightly padded bag and basic quality Brazilwood or Fiberglass bow are included (your choice). With the DeLuxe setup, an better padded bag and upgraded bow are included.

Segue Concertino. These modern Chinese made instruments are popular for beginning students, rental programs, and school music programs around the country. Made for us by a very well known manufacturer. Laminated construction, high quality Ebony fingerboard, bridge with adjusters, and other high quality parts.

Segue Concertino
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,569.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
7/8, 3/4, 1/2
$1,699.00
Outfit-Standard Setup 
Select Size:
7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,749.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
7/8, 3/4, 1/2
$1,999.00
Segue Concertino Antique. This model is similar to Concertino in every way, but has an antiqued style finish.

 

Segue Concertino Antique
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2
$1,659.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2
$1,779.00
Outfit-Standard Setup 
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2
$1,839.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2
$2,079.00

 

Core Academy Model 40. A fully laminated bass, made in China. Suitable for any beginning player, school music program, and also a popular choice for rental programs around the country.

Core Academy Model 40
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,489.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,789.00
Outfit-Standard Setup 
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,649.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,998.00

 

Johannes Kohr K59. Quality Chinese made basses, popular with school music programs, and rental programs around the country. Fully laminated spruce and maple veneer. Aged maple neck. Violin or gamba shape.

Johannes Kohr K59
Instrument Only
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$2,015.00
Outfit
Select Size:
3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$2,135.00

 


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