BASSES

Series 100

Series 200

Series 250

Series 300

Series 350

Type of Bass

Plywood

Hybrid

Hybrid

Carved

Carved

Corners

Gamba

Gamba

Violin

Gamba

Violin

Crafted By

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Wood Aged/Seasoned

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Varnish Type

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Hand-Applied Finish

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Final Assembly in Kansas City Workshop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Professional Setup in Kansas City Workshop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top

Plywood

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Back, Ribs, and Scroll

Laminated

Laminated

Laminated

Carved Seasoned Poplar

Carved Seasoned Poplar

Flame

Minimal

Light

Light

Medium Light

Medium Light

Hand-Inlaid Purfling

No

Top only

Top only

Yes

Yes

Strings

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

Fitted Bridge with Brass Adjusters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4 Individual Brass Machines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available with Low-C Extension Installed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

10mm Endpin with Screwed Rubber Stop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Commonly Purchased By

Beginning Students, Bluegrass (plucking)

Beginning Students, Bluegrass (plucking)

Students,
Bluegrass (plucking)

Intermediate Students

Intermediate Students

Available Sizes

3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8

3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8

3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8

7/8, 3/4, 5/8, 1/2

7/8, 3/4, 5/8, 1/2

Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Price

$1,999

$2,599

$2,799

$3,700

$4,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASSES (cont.)

Series 400

Series 500

Series 600

Artisan 700

Artisan 750

Type of Bass

Carved

Carved

Carved

Carved

Carved

Corners

Gamba or Violin

Gamba or Violin

Gamba or Violin

Gamba or Violin

Gamba or Violin

Crafted By

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Technicians/
Luthiers

Luthiers

European Luthiers

Wood Aged/Seasoned

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Varnish Type

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Antiqued
Oil Varnish

Shaded
Oil Varnish

Antiqued
Oil Varnish

Hand-Applied Finish

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes,
Acoustically Enhanced

Yes,
Acoustically Enhanced

Final Assembly in Kansas City Workshop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Professional Setup in Kansas City Workshop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Carved Seasoned Spruce

Back, Ribs, and Scroll

Carved Seasoned Maple

Carved Seasoned Maple

Carved Seasoned Maple

Carved Seasoned Maple

Carved Seasoned Maple

Flame

Medium

Moderate

Moderately High

Varies

Varies

Hand-Inlaid Purfling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Strings

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

D'Addario Kaplan

Fitted Bridge with Brass Adjusters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Aubert bridge)

Yes (Aubert bridge)

4 Individual Brass Machines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available with Low-C Extension Installed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

10mm Endpin with Screwed Rubber Stop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Commonly Purchased By

Progressing
 Students

Progressing
 Students

Progressing
 Students

Advanced Students, Amateur Adult Players

Advanced Students, Amateur Adult Players

Available Sizes

7/8, 3/4, 5/8

7/8, 3/4, 5/8

7/8, 3/4, 5/8

7/8, 3/4

7/8, 3/4

Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Price

$5,500

$6,900

$8,800

$11,400

$16,500