Bass Sales

December 29, 2020

      Dear Bass Friends,


      With the winter Solstice, the light is beginning to creep back into our neck of the woods, and the New Year is neigh. Hopefully the new pictures we have added here, in the Gallery of Recent Basses will bring some brightness to your dark winter nights.

      We currently have 2 basses for sale. The newest one, #69, is the smallest version of the Milanese.  It is made with specialty woods at no surcharge, because that is the wood Seth wanted to work with and he thought it would be a nice "pandemic special" to offer it at a bit of a discount.  Speaking of discounts, remember students always get 20% off , and professional players/music teachers get 10% off.  The other one we have for sale is #62, a sweet Pacific Violone


        We do have a "clean room" for local visits, so we have had a few folks come over to try them out and give reviews and make a video or two. Nevertheless, until the pandemic is more under control, we unfortunately cannot recommend traveling to play them of course.

      Wash up, wipe down, mask up, and have fun playing until we can play together again.




      Click the above logo for a link to a credit union that gives loans to its artist/musician members for artistic endeavors such as purchasing an instrumentThey let students co-sign loans with their parents and they are pretty flexible about how you show your income, too. You can buy an instrument with (I think) as little as 10% down and the interest rates are low.  

     The president is even a bass player!

Kimmel basses range from $24-40K, with a 20% discount for any level of student!

     "At no point have I felt like I was being 'sold' a bass. Rather, I felt like this was a collaborative process and that the goal was to work together to create an instrument that would be the newest and finest double bass made in America. I truly believe you have succeeded with #20."

​            Glenn Dewey  - -

              Principal Bassist  for The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra and Professor of Double Bass/Coordinator of Strings at  George Mason University

Chuck Israels playing his Kimmel Busetto corner bass©2016 by Charlie Porter; use dwith permission by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA

Plug in you headphones or speakers and  listen to Chuck Israels and his daughter (and professional vocalist) Jessica perform Take My Sugar To Tea on his original Busetto.

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