Click to enlargeVB-015-BK Palatino Upright Cutaway 'Billy' Bass

Palatino introduced the VB-015-BK upright Billy Bass with treble-side cutaway to meet the needs of bass players who want increased upper register access. Of the few cutaway upright basses available on the market, the Palatino Billy Bass offers an unparalleled combination of quality, style and value.

**FREE Shipping Special to Qualified* Commercial Address. Limited Time Offer**

The Billy Bass gives you all the quality you’ve come to expect from the Palatino name with the extra bonus of access to the upper fingerboard area. The Billy Bass produces resonant bowed tones, but maintains classic warmth and crisp tonality. The adjustable maple bridge makes it easy to install a piezo pickup.

Features include:
  • Treble Side Cutaway
  • Spruce Top
  • Maple Back, Sides & Neck
  • Adjustable Maple Bridge
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 24:1 Geared, Single Plate Tuners
  • Black Lacquer Finish with White Purfling
  • Padded Carrying Bag
  • Nicely Set Up in the U.S.A.

    If you'd like us to customize this bass you for with pinstriping, flames, strings or anything else just call us or email us for pricing. Our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

    **IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
    Free Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles from our shop in Pasadena, CA.

    A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” commercial and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door. There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Business in the shipping address in the checkout process.

    Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, depending on where you are. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California and some have gone to $140 more for delivery into remote or crowded expensive delivery areas in the Northeast.

    The customer will need to make up the difference between the “Free” shipping allowance ($80) and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
    Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.

    For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.




    VB-015-BK Palatino 'Billy' Bass BLACK Upright Cutaway
    VB-015-BKRegular price: $1,506.99Sale price: $1,129.99
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