Basses for Advanced Players


When a player reaches a high level of proficiency an instrument with greater versatility is required. Many new and difficult techniques will confound the player if the instrument is simply not capable of producing the desired response. A better bow or different strings will not do enough. Response to a variety of bow strokes, wider dynamic range, more powerful projection, and high aesthetic qualities are some characteristics of instruments in this price range. We know this might be the instrument on which a student wins his or her first competition, or begins post-secondary level studies. We have taken care to select instruments with these requirements in mind.


Samuel Eastman Conservatory

Also known as the model 605. This model offers everything the advanced player needs. Many have seen these and expected them to sell for a far higher price.

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$7,399.00

European Workshops-Germany Prominence

German carved instrument that is finished in the US. Premium aged European tonewoods are used as well as choice fittings. The varnish is a light antiqued style with dark color. These instruments are the most popular German instruments on the market today. Also known as Doestch.

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$8,149.00

Core Symphony SM40

Concert level bass. Fully carved of 5 year aged wood, flamed back and sides.

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$4,800.00

Jonathan Li

The Jonathan Li is crafted of the most select, stunning flamed maple back with a straight medium-grain spruce top. A refined, golden colored oil varnish enhances the tonal quality of this instrument. Each instrument is meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production.

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$10,910.00

Pietro Lombardi

The Pietro Lombardi is made with a beautifully flamed maple back and a highly select spruce top. The sophisticated amber colored spirit varnish of the Lombardi is reminiscent of Italian makers.

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$8,080.00

Core Soloist SO40

Performance level bass. Fully carved of 7 year aged wood, flamed back and sides.

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$7,200.00

Jean-Pierre Lupot

With a well flamed maple back and select spruce top. Authentically designed to emulate the characteristics of master French instruments. Elegantly antiqued reddish spirit varnish, beautiful sound and excellent performance.

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$6,940.00

Johannes Kohr K500

Well flamed, aged maple back and sides, and a choice spruce top. It is fully handmade, hand-graduated and hand-varnished. This bass looks and sounds like German basses that cost two and three times as much.

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$5,900.00