Click to enlargeList of Used and Vintage Upright Basses at FMI

Vintage and Used Basses with Prices
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=*1796 Bill Johnsonís 200+ yr old bass $15,000 (Bill Johnson was a jazz pioneer and the father of slap bass.)
Still a 3 string, was never converted to 4.
Big R-I-C-H amplified sound! String it EAD or ADG, sounds great either way.
Wow, it would sound quite unique strung DGC, got to try that!

1880ís Flatback Thin Carved Top, Needs Restoration (label inside says 1967 repairs - Murphy SB) $ not ready

1920ís German all solid carved 3/4 bass, Blonde finish, Ebony Fingerboard, D neck- 7th fret is where neck heel meets neck- modern day standard, professionally repaired with a few cracks and open seams handled. Ready $6500

1940ís German (US Zone) labeled Carved top bass, 3/4 scale, Macassar ebony fingerboard, will setup for your style of music with up to $250 Evah Pirazzi strings- $4500

Kay basses:
1937 Kay M-4 serial # 1183 3-piece neck with carved scroll, one of the most rare Kayís. Light blonde finish, excellent condition overall except for some delaminating being handled, new ebony fingerboard being installed. Not ready.

1937 Kay M-1 serial # 1397/1379(1 # on label and 1 # on inside surface of back) JP initials painted on lower front by the Vegas entertainer that played it for years. Inlaid ebony purfling, ebony fingerboard/nut. 1st year Kay bass here ! Not ready yet.

1939 Kay # 6407 M-1W new bridge, strings and endpin, Pro setup including fingerboard work, great sound. $2695 ready

1940 Kay M-1W #7662 Violin corners, repaired neck, great sounding Kay, painted brown stain- going to strip and finish blonde. not ready

1940 Kay M-1 serial # 8434, converting to Removable Neck ! Rich dark brown finish, great sounding Kay. $2995 Not ready

1944 Kay M-1 serial # 11447, replacing neck with Engelhardt neck/FB, body in outstanding condition- edges very intact. $2995 not ready

1947 Kay C-1 Delaminating wood needs handling, Not ready.

other American made basses:
1970ís Engelhardt EC-1 Gamba corner shape, dark brown finish, ebonized maple fingerboard, original Kluson tuning machines, Scroll looks great, stable repaired neck, nice vintage Engelhardt. $1895

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LIST of Used and Vintage Upright Basses at FMI
UsedVintageBassesRegular price: $2,300.00Sale price: $1,900.00

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