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This is a list of previously sold instruments for archive use. Please visit our instruments in stock pages by following the links on the left.

Here is a listing of instruments that have passed through our hands. Please browse and gain an idea of what we stock regularly. Instruments Models marked "Available to Order" can be ordered through the House of Fine instruments. Other instruments are one of a kind. However if one catches your eye feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can't track another one down.

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Calin Wultur "Carcassi" Model 3/4  Top
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2003 Calin Wultur "Carcassi" Model 3/4 Flatback Hybrid w/ Solid Top Bass 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Only slight signs of previous player wear. Comes with good strings and excellent padded bag.
     High quality 3/4 size hybrid bass. Solid Carpathian Spruce carved top, with Maple ply sides and flat "slant" back. Made in the shop of Calin Wultur, in Reghin, Romania. Solid Rosewood fingerboard. High-grade Maple adjustable bridge. Ebony tailpiece. Excellent tuning machines.
     This is a great sounding and playing bass. The sound is quick and full and projects out from the bass to fill a room with good sound.
     Call for shipping quote...
w/ Padded Bag

Christopher 3/4 Standup Bass 1
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2004 Christopher 3/4 Standup Bass Violin 'Sold'

     Excellent Condition. This is a fine bass for the money. Plywood construction, with Maple back and sides and Spruce top. 3/4 size. Comes set-up to play with good strings. Great balance from low to high tones.
     Comes with gig bag.

Cremona SB-3 3/4  1
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2004 Cremona SB-3 3/4 Violin 'Sold'

Exc (+) condition. Repaired surface crack. Satin finish with nice flamed maple back. Great sounding Bass
w/ Bag&Bow

Eminence Portable Upright - Removable Neck 1
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Recent Eminence Portable Upright - Removable Neck Bass 'Sold'

     Exc condition. 1 5/8" width at nut. Standard size D-neck and scale length.
     Laminated, arched spruce top with laminated arched maple back. Maple neck with ebony fingerboard. Maple bridge is fully adjustable. Bassbar and soundpost are solid spruce.
     This portable bass weighs only 14 pounds and is popular among traveling professionals. Fits securely in a golf club hard case, with no airline oversize charge. Fits in any conventional car. The steel dovetail neck joint is easy to assemble (10 min) and disassemble (5 min). Has standard scale length and neck size. Great electronics. Comes with "steady foot" special endpin that is very adjustable. This is an acoustic bass as well as an electric, so you do not need to plug it in to practice. Body is 3" deep but comes with removable "waist extension" that makes it feel like a full-size bass against you when playing.
     For the traveling player, this instrument has the vibe and feel of an upright without the size.

w/ Padded Gig Bag

Engelhardt EM1 Neck
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2010 Engelhardt EM1 3/4 Bass 'Sold'

     Barely played, pre-owned bass in excellent condition. American made plywood construction with beautiful flamed maple showing on the back.
     Top is close-grained spruce plywood and back and ribs are maple plywood. Upgraded Bausch solid maple bridge. Solid maple neck. Jatoba fingerboard shows no visible wear. Jatoba nut and tailpiece. Bass has Helicore strings that are a signficant upgrade from the standard EM1 you could order. This bass also comes with an upgraded padded case. Between the bridge, strings, and bag upgrade, this instrument shows improved playability and quality over the standard EM1. In fact, this bass has about $600 worth of professional parts upgrades and set-up work.
     This is a durable and very responsive instrument in almost new condition. Great for students and professionals alike. Yes, for $1,450 we could order you a brand new Engelhardt bass, but this one has hundreds of dollars in upgrades and is in fine original condition. AND.... you don't have to wait for this one to open up. It is amazing how much more bounce there are in these when they are a few years older. You get the benefit of a little aging, but the bass still looks nearly new.
     Please phone us to ask about shipping costs... 406/327-9925

w/ padded case

Engelhardt M1 1
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New Engelhardt M1 3/4 Bass Violin 'Sold'

"Maestro" by Engelhardt. Great sounding bass for bluegrass and other acoustic music. Properly sized and aligned, it has a close grained spruce top, maple back. Rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece. Great workmanship with beautiful finish. Attractive violin shape with exotic hardwood trimmings. This is a durable, yet responsive instrument. Comes setup and ready to play. *Contact us for shipping options. Photos are of previous instrument.
w/ Excellent TKL Bag

Engelhardt M1 3/4 1
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New Engelhardt M1 3/4 Repaired Bass 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition, with one 4" side crack repaired. This is a new bass that sustained a side bump during shipping, causing a crack in the upper bout on the bass side. The crack has been professionally repaired very well. No other problems.
     Ply construction arched top and back. Nice Maple back with plenty of flame figure. Rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece and nut. We've set this bass up with good strings and a new Bausch bridge.
     The sound is very good.
w/ No Case

Engelhardt M1 3/4 Bass  1
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New Engelhardt M1 3/4 Bass w/ Upgraded bridge 'Sold'

"Maestro" by Engelhardt. Great sounding bass for bluegrass and other acoustic music. Properly sized and aligned, it has a close grained spruce top, maple back. Rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece. Great workmanship with beautiful finish. Attractive violin shape with exotic hardwood trimmings. Setup ready to play with upgraded "Bausch" Maple bridge makes this bass a very focused, loud and responsive instrument. Includes a great heavy padded TKL gig Bag. *Contact us for shipping options.
w/ Excellent TKL Bag

King Mortone Top 1
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c1959 King Mortone 3/4 Size Bass 'Sold'

Exc. condition except for usually scrapes and scratches. Does have an old heel crack that has been expertly repaired long ago. Has the name "W.M. Kirk" carved in the heel and back of headstock. Laminate top, sides and back. Recently set up with new bridge and strings. Really great full clear tone. All original hardware. 
Newer Bag

Sheng Liu 1/2 Laminate Bass 1
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2014 Sheng Liu 1/2 Laminate Bass and Bow Violin 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. This bass has been used very politely for a short time. Bass has recently received professional setup and new strings.
     Laminated Spruce top. Maple back, sides and neck. Ebony fittings. Comes with good padded bag. 38" scale length, so it doesn't "feel" like a small bass. Fits easily into many hatchback cars with room left for multiple riders!
     Sound is nice with strong projection. Crisp start of the note and good even sustain after.
     *Please call for shipping quote.

w/ Excellent Bag