Basses for Intermediate Players


When to upgrade to a better instrument is a complicated question. Often, when the student begins lessons with his or her first private teacher, it is time to step up. Others choose instruments from this level for a beginning player. One thing is for sure- In the lower price ranges, a little extra investment goes a long way to improve the playability and quality of tone over an entry level product. Pick a price point that is comfortable for you, and consider upgrading in a year or two. Our trade-in policy gives you the flexibility to upgrade the instrument freely, without losing value on your initial investment.

We stock a large selection, but the best way to shop is to contact us by email and let us know a little about which models seem appealing to you in terms of the size, price range, tone, and appearance. We can use your preferences to make a specific recommendation of instrument our outfit which is in stock. We also offer a 10 day in-home trial. So, please do not hesistate to contact us. There are no stupid questions. We love email. Thanks in advance for contacting us.

Segue is our private line of instruments from China. We source these from numerous workshops and are constantly looking for better values to offer you. European Workshops is our private line of European made products.


Segue Concertino Hybrid

An upgraded version of the Concertino, which has a carved, solid spruce top. This is an economical way to improve the tone and response of a bass, without spending a lot more money. It's also a smart choice for dry climates, as the instrument is more stable, and will not require as much maintenance as a fully carved bass. Made for us by Eastman.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$2,129.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,279.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$2,339.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,629.00

Concertino Hybrid Antique

Same instrument as the Concertino Hybrid, but with a more attractive antique looking finish. Made for us by Eastman.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$2,589.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,759.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$2,799.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
Standard Setup
$3,099.00

Segue Hybrid with Laminated Ribs

This is a new concept. The top and back are solid wood for optimal tone and aesthetic appeal, but the ribs are laminated. This makes for a much more stable instrument in varied climates.

Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,995.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$3,295.00

Segue Concertino Hybrid DeLuxe

Same instrument as the Concertino Hybrid, but with a beautiful Maple veneer for the back and sides This model is the Busetto, but is available in the gamba or violin-corner style as well. Made for us by Eastman.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$2,659.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,859.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$2,929.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$3,199.00

Eastman Giocoso Antique

Made for us by Eastman. This is the same as their model 305. A very popular model nation-wide, and a very good overall value for a serious player's instrument.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$5,349.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$5,549.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
$5,579.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$5,799.00

Core Academy Model 45

Carved top, laminated back & sides. A great value in a Chinese hybrid bass.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$2,100.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$2,399.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,599.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,789.00

Johannes Kohr K61

Made for Korh by Concord "Christopher" brand. High Quality, Fully Laminated. These basses are our top sellers, and for very good reason! Crafted using only the latest laminant technology. Only high quality materials used, including Madagascar ebony. Years & years of knowledge & experience maintain the highest standard of quality.

Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,700.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,999.00

Johannes Kohr K64

Solid, hand carved spruce top, laminated flamed back and sides. Made for Kohr by Concord, "Christopher" brand. These are well known for consistently high quality in materials and workmanship. Made in Violin corner model, Busetto, and 5 String.

Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$4,200.00
$4,500.00

Core Conservatory C40

Solid, carved bass. Tastefully antiqued, with European Spruce top.

Instrument Only-With DeLuxe Setup
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$3,800.00

European Workshops-Romania KR10

Fully carved, flat back bass from Romania. Maple back and sides have very lightly flamed wood.

Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$5,800.00