Kai Arvi, is a Canadian Bass Maker, well-known for his fine orchestra basses. Kai Arvi NOW has a presence on the West Coast in Lemur Music's Showroom. We invite you to come play one of these basses you've heard about for years.
Call 800-246-2277 to arrange an appointment. We'll have the bass ready for orchestra play. Click on the title above to learn more about Arvi Basses and to see extra nice photos.Thanx, TB
E. Wilfer Prague® Model larger 3/4 sized double bass is a full-bodied orchestra bass with a rich tone, a deep fundamental, and pleasing amount of volume. The violin form is well proportioned with easy access across the (slightly droopy) shoulders and plenty of bow room in the longer waist.Note the 41” SPL. Lemur Music has long insisted that Wilfer make basses no more than 42” to accommodate a greater range of players. TB
European flat back bass, carved spruce top, solid maple back and sides. Antiqued finish. Full upper bout, Violin corners, Antiqued Rubner machines. This ol' gal is a big, boomin' bass. 3/4 size with full 9" ribs. Currently setup with Eva Pirazzi strings. 800-246-BASS (2277) for more information.
Englehardt Bass Model M-1, Concert Bass #60042. This is a laminated upright bass with a cherry fingerboard and tailpiece, a new bridge with phenolic adjusters, and Spirocore Medium strings. Spirit Varnish in light golden orange actually looks kinda cool with the cherry fingerboard.
Lemur's Exclusive Design SAN CLEMENTE™ASD 1/2 size Gamba Form is the smaller sister of Solana™ ASD Bass. Both SAN CLEMENTE™ and SOLANA™ are built to the same high quality specifications using Lemur Music's exclusive Advanced Structural Design ™. We have always believed younger bassists and smaller musicians deserve a full sound too, so we designed SAN CLEMENTE™ASD.
Laminated Student Cello Model SC80 imported from Shen. The are very good little cellos with Lemur all-pro setups and better quality D'Addario strings. Easy on the ear, easy on the eye, and especially easy on the budget. Some have small blemishes but all are completely healthy and ready to play. tb Call 800-246-2277 for more information. Soft gig bag included. 4/4 size is 30" ..... 3/4 size is 27"
Regular Price $895 Clearance Sale 50% off!! now $447
Carved cello in 4/4 size (30"). We have three in stock, 2 Eastman and 1 Gliga. Very lightly used, in good playing condition. Values to $1600, now on warehouse clearance. (lost our lease). All have spruce tops, maple backs, ebony fingerboards. Soft cover included. Call for more information 800-246-2277.
Regular Price $1600 Clearance Sale 50% off!! now $800
Laminated "Choice" Basses from Lemur Music are built from top quality materials using traditional construction methods. We choose the best laminated bass, then make our professional "setup" on each instrument to customize it for Your preferences in playing style, string choice, and action height.
Lemur offers this bass in fractional sizes -- 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8. Click thru to choose your best size and to Check Availability. Fractional size strings and bows are also available. Please inquire.
Solid wood bass, 5/8 size, nicely proportioned. It's too bad the f-hole reapair was bungled and the edges are pretty chewed up, too. Otherwise this little bass is a gem. Good meaty fingerboard, dark red brown color, gamba shape, new Lemur Adjustable Bridge. This is a good playing little bass, she just needs a home. Call for more info 800-246-2277 or email@example.com
Large 3/4 gamba form bass, Laminated, with double outisde linings. Newer Lemur Adjustable Bridge, Lot's of scratches and dings in the finish, but the bass is really sound and delivers a big thumpy old school sound. Highly vaulted back makes for an extra large box. Nice brass machines with steel cloverleaf grips. Want to know more abuout this Bar-Bass? 800-246-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh boy, this bass has decent good potential, but it needs work, which is why we've called it a Project Bass. Needs a new saddle, and neck splint, bridge, and edge work around the violin corners. The fingerboard's painted, but can be salvaged. We think the top is decent, though. Give us a call for more info. 800-246-2277 or email@example.com
Labeled G.A. Pfretzschner, handmade in Markneukirchen, Germany c1910.
Beautiful full-grained spruce top, maple back & sides.
We re-furbished the finish on this gorgeous old flatback when we moved her to the Berkeley Shop, so the intense, bright, golden undertones are really shining through the red-brown varnish. This Bass is a 7/8 size Gamba, Flatback, with a perfectly placed kerf, also still intact and in good repair.It’s been played as an orchestra bass for the last 100 years, and has developed the deep, dark, robust fundamental that you need to stand out in the section.The flatback makes for ‘up-close” access with the sloped shoulders contributing to the ease of play.The longer C-bout affords plenty of bow arm. We have re-worked the fingerboard for a smooth touch and tuned the bass accordingly.The overall health of the bass is quite good.Notice the f-holes are still nice and flat.Some rib cracks were repaired two decades ago and are stable. Gig Bag included.
For more than 18 years, LAGUNA™ has been our most popular selling double bass. It can be set up for jazz or arco play, making it a most versatile instrument. As always, Laguna Bass is a carved 3/4 size Gamba Form Bass with good sound.