Click to enlargeChristopher "Academy" 100-Series Upright Double Bass<br>
All Crack Proof Laminate Construction<br>BIG full sounding Bass !

Christopher Upright Bass now in more sizes !
First level Christopher student Upright Double Bass.


Choice, properly dried and aged, all laminate woods are used; no flaming, just straight up great quality spruce and maple.

Price includes basic setups without dressing the fingerboard. It is recommended to get the fingerboard dressed for the smoothest playing action possible without string rattle or buzzing. Nice low jazz action takes $195 more work on the fingerboard as I REALLY work it over for a LOW jazz action when desired. I can dial in a 3 to 3.5 mm height for the G and D strings and not much higher on the A and E! I get RAVE reviews on this low jazz action as it is EXTREMELY low and easy playing without buzzing and rattling.

Features include:

  • Laminated top, back, and sides, fully arched
  • Hand carved maple neck and scroll
  • Finished in Amber Brown w/shade
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ebonized Maple Tailpiece w/steel hanger
  • Brass machine heads
  • Adjustable bridge & endpin (Strings and Soft case sold separately)

    Nice custom setup/new bass adjustments in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price. NO ONE ELSE that I know of is offering custom setups on these basses before shipping to you!

    Available Options:
  • "Rubner" Machine Heads
  • Upgrade Strings

    Models & Sizes are listed in drop down menu below

    Great Student Upright Bass. Durable, lovely, and ready to play any style of music.

    **IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
    $99 shipping to Qualified Commercial addresses not more than 600 miles or so 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 Company in the shipping address in the checkout process.

    $99 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 or so from our shop in Pasadena Ca.

    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, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.

    The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $99 shipping 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.



    Christopher "Academy" 100 Series Upright Double Bass
    100-SeriesRegular price: $2,372.50Sale price: $1,885.00
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