Click to enlargeVintage, Old or Used Upright Double Basses for sale

Find Vintage, Old or Used Upright Double Basses for sale here.
CLICK HERE and ask for an e-mailed list of our used and vintage basses in stock, email is tom@gotofmi.com

I'll paste the list under here that was updated Jan 26th 2017:
Vintage and Used Basses with Prices
=sign in front means good photo shoot done.
* in front means bass is ready to play.
=*1796 Bill Johnson’s 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!

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

*1920’s Czech Bass Hybrid 3/4, Amber Shellac Finish $3595 Gorgeous tone. Ready to go.

1940’s 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 Kay’s. Light blonde finish, excellent condition overall except for some delaminating being handled, new ebony fingerboard being installed October 2016. 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. Not ready 1st year Kay bass here ! Not ready yet.

=*1940 Kay M-1-W serial # 7624 Reddish Brown original finish. Big Sound! Repaired neck, lightly roughed up edges no big chips out of it. $1995 ready now.

1940 Kay M-1 serial # 8434, converted to Removable Neck ! Rich dark brown finish, great sounding Kay. $2995 Ready early 2017

=*1941 Kay C-1 Serial # 8817 Strawberry Blonde, BirdsEye Maple back and sides, $2900 includes new adjustable bridge, Spirocore strings, Deluxe endpin and fingerboard work. $2900 Ready now

=*1941 Kay M-1 Bass Serial # 9460 Repaired neck heel, Rosewood Fingerboard, pro setup, great sounding bass! $2195 Ready now

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

1946 Kay serial # 14801, Blonde Swingmaster w/inlaid ebony purfling, Ebony fingerboard and ebony tailpiece with metal Kay logo still in it. Will be nicely restored later in 2016. $3495 Not ready now.

1947 Kay C-1 Delaminating wood needs handling, ready early 2017.

other American made basses:
=*1961 King Mortone serial # 4270 Blonde with immaculate body and decal/logos, repaired neck $3695 ready early 2017

*1974 Engelhardt EC-1 serial # 10245, dark brown original finish, ebonized maple fingerboard, Spirocore strings, adjustable bridge, Deluxe endpin $1795 (neck never broken)

*1982 Engelhardt EC-1 serial # 29547, Painted all white, new neck w/ebony fingerboard, adjustable bridge, Deluxe endpin $1795

*1990 Engelhardt EM-1 serial # 50314, Honey Blonde original finish, gorgeous Cherry Wood fingerboard, Spirocore strings, adjustable bridge, Deluxe endpin $1795

*1997 Engelhardt EM-1 serial # 70494 Honey blonde $1995 ready to go! Excellent physical condition and superb sound. Pirastro Obligato nylon core strings on.

*2015 Engelhardt EM-1 serial # 93942, dark brown finish, repaired neck, Gorgeous cherrywood fingerboard/tailpiece, $1795

*2016 Engelhardt EM-1B Blonde, new and gorgeous! Serial # 94198 $1695

Eastman Basses: *2016 Pietro Lombardi 3/4 Antiqued finish, all solid carved. $8000 minus sale price!
*2016 Eastman VB-95 Antiqued finish carved top 3/4 bass, $2821 minus sale price
*2015 Eastman VB-80 3/4 Bass, all laminated, ebony FB/tailpiece. $1695 minus sale price



*2005 approximate year German Anton Schroetter 3/4 Bass, carved top, dark brown finish, outstanding condition, model AS-B-060, serial # 040104-105 $2195
*Carlo Robelli all carved bass, abt 10 yrs old, gorgeous brown shaded finish, ebony FB/tailpiece, minor chipped edges, no cracks. $1695
*2008 Milano MB-12 3/4 bass, Removable Neck converted, ready to travel! $1995
*2002 Cremona SB-1 Kustom Bass, sparkle black with white trimmed edges, Krivo magnetic pickup, Removable Neck! $1695 liquidation down from $2695


Video of Vintage, Old or Used Upright Double Basses in our store.
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As the #1 Pro Upright Bass shop stocking a big variety of upright basses in Southern California we are in a unique position to come across Vintage, Old or Used Upright Double Basses. If you are looking for a particular Vintage Upright Bass just give us a call at 626-794-7554 and we’ll keep a lookout for it.
We’ve had 100+-year-old 3 string “Church” basses, Vintage Kay and other American made Basses, 'Made in Mittenvald', Romanian, Czech, and more, come through our store.
A small amount of them made it onto our website below, and no they didn't all sell at the asking prices shown.



Click here to visit KayBass.com for the most complete compilation of information about Kay basses and other American made upright basses on the Internet.



<font color=red>LIST </font>of Used and Vintage Upright Basses at FMI
LIST of Used and Vintage Upright Basses at FMI

Regular price: $2,300.00
Sale price: $1,900.00
Bill Johnson Jazz Pioneer 200 Year Old 3 String Bass
Bill Johnson Jazz Pioneer 200 Year Old 3 String Bass

Regular price: $59,000.00
Sale price: $15,000.00
<font color=red>SOLD - <font color=black>1960 German Carved Spruce Top Solid Maple Flat Back and Sides
SOLD - 1960 German Carved Spruce Top Solid Maple Flat Back and Sides

Regular price: $3,950.00
Sale price: $2,250.00
<font color=red>SOLD - <font color=black>1959 King Mortone Upright Bass
SOLD - 1959 King Mortone Upright Bass

$2,495.00
<font color=red>SOLD - <font color=black>Christopher DB402T Removable Neck Upright Bass 3/4 - Gently Used
SOLD - Christopher DB402T Removable Neck Upright Bass 3/4 - Gently Used

$2,995.00
<font color=red>SOLD - </font>1930 Czech Bass all solid carved flat back upright bass Made in Czechoslovakia
SOLD - 1930 Czech Bass all solid carved flat back upright bass Made in Czechoslovakia

Regular price: $9,500.00
Sale price: $5,900.00
<font color=red>SOLD - </font>1960s Epiphone Upright Bass Huge Sounding
SOLD - 1960s Epiphone Upright Bass Huge Sounding

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,695.00
SHEN RN SB-80 Matte Oil Vintage Cherry - Upright Bass Removable Neck Travel Bass<font color=red>*SOLD*
SHEN RN SB-80 Matte Oil Vintage Cherry - Upright Bass Removable Neck Travel Bass*SOLD*

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,695.00
Vintage American Standard upright bass made in 1937, lefty converted. <font color=red>*SOLD*
Vintage American Standard upright bass made in 1937, lefty converted. *SOLD*

Regular price: $3,395.00
Sale price: $2,495.00
1958-American-Standard-Upright-Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,295.00
1937 Kay M-1 Serial Number 1186 First Year of Kay Basses <font color=red>SOLD</font>
1937 Kay M-1 Serial Number 1186 First Year of Kay Basses SOLD

Regular price: $5,995.00
Sale price: $4,495.00
1960 Epiphone Upright Bass made by Gibson <font color=red> SOLD
1960 Epiphone Upright Bass made by Gibson SOLD

Regular price: $3,995.00
Sale price: $2,495.00
1995 Romanian Made Klengel Upright Bass Solid Carved Woods <font color=red>SOLD
1995 Romanian Made Klengel Upright Bass Solid Carved Woods SOLD

Regular price: $2,695.00
Sale price: $1,795.00
1960 Kay S-9 Swingmaster Blonde Upright Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1960 Kay S-9 Swingmaster Blonde Upright Bass SOLD

Regular price: $3,395.00
Sale price: $2,595.00
1979 Engelhardt C-1 3/4 Upright Acoustic Bass<font color=red> SOLD
1979 Engelhardt C-1 3/4 Upright Acoustic Bass SOLD

Regular price: $1,895.00
Sale price: $1,495.00
1941 Kay S-51 Chubby Jackson 5 String Upright Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1941 Kay S-51 Chubby Jackson 5 String Upright Bass SOLD

Regular price: $4,995.00
Sale price: $3,395.00
1972 Vintage Engelhardt Upright Bass Highly Flamed <font color=red> SOLD</font>
1972 Vintage Engelhardt Upright Bass Highly Flamed SOLD

Regular price: $1,995.00
Sale price: $1,395.00
1998 German Eberle All Carved 3/4 Upright Bass <font color=red> SOLD</font>
1998 German Eberle All Carved 3/4 Upright Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,795.00
Sale price: $2,395.00
1948 Kay C-1 Upright Bass Vintage American Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1948 Kay C-1 Upright Bass Vintage American Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,495.00
1939 Kay C-1 Vintage Refinished Upright Bass Serial # 6415 <font color=red>SOLD
1939 Kay C-1 Vintage Refinished Upright Bass Serial # 6415 SOLD

Regular price: $3,295.00
Sale price: $2,995.00
2001 Bulgarian 5 String 3/4 Upright Bass from Gollihur <font color=red>SOLD
2001 Bulgarian 5 String 3/4 Upright Bass from Gollihur SOLD

Regular price: $3,995.00
Sale price: $2,295.00
1960 German Mittenvald Laminated Bass with KILLER SOUND <font color=red>SOLD
1960 German Mittenvald Laminated Bass with KILLER SOUND SOLD

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,495.00
1963 German Upright Bass by Ernst Heinrich Roth <font color=red>SOLD
1963 German Upright Bass by Ernst Heinrich Roth SOLD

Regular price: $4,995.00
Sale price: $3,695.00
Vintage King Upright Bass 1955  Moretone  <font color=red>SOLD
Vintage King Upright Bass 1955 Moretone SOLD

$3,350.00
ES-9 Blonde Engelhardt Upright Bass 2004 Make <font color=red>SOLD
ES-9 Blonde Engelhardt Upright Bass 2004 Make SOLD

Regular price: $2,495.00
Sale price: $1,795.00
1977 Suzuki 3/4 Upright Bass all laminated construction  <font color=red>SOLD<font color=black>
1977 Suzuki 3/4 Upright Bass all laminated construction SOLD

Regular price: $1,495.00
Sale price: $975.00
1949 Kay C-1 Model Serial # 20268 Vintage American Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1949 Kay C-1 Model Serial # 20268 Vintage American Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,995.00
Sale price: $2,495.00
1961 Kay C-1 Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1961 Kay C-1 Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,495.00
Sale price: $2,095.00
1969 Johan Rauner German Bass <font color=red>SOLD
1969 Johan Rauner German Bass SOLD

Regular price: $2,695.00
Sale price: $2,295.00





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