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Used 16" Viola w/case $465 INCL. SHIPPING/INSURANCE (Mainland US only)
Take a look at the beautiful one-piece, flamed maple back! This wonderful, student level instrument is just waiting to go home with you! It has ebony pegs, ebony fingerboard, ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners, ebony chinrest, solid spruce top, with flamed maple back and sides. I would classify it as loud in volume with a full, even tone quality. Good depth for a student level instrument. Easy to play! You really can't go wrong for the price on this one! Highly recommended!
Vintage 15-1/2" Viola $1075 INCL. SHIPPING/INSURANCE (Mainland US only)
Great deal on this beautiful sounding and looking 15-1/2" viola. Label says "Jacobus Hornsteiner, Hand Made Reproduction Antonius Stradivarius." There is also a Roth Shop adjusted label that has the date of 8/1964. This is a German made instrument. It is even across all strings, with nice depth and tone. I found it easy to play and very pleasant under my ear! It is in very good condition. I don't see any cracks or repaired cracks. Original varnish is in excellent condition, with lots of little dents, dings and scratches overall. Light to moderate wear to the edges. It has Caspari geared tuning pegs, so it is easy to tune and won't slip unless the screw on the end needs tightening. You will fall in love with this one for the price!
Vintage 15" Viola Outfit w/Case & Bow $3000 + $75 SHIPPING/INSURANCE (Mainland US only)
This is really an amazing sounding instrument! This viola is very even across all strings, with great depth and tone. It is super easy to play -- very responsive and smooth. You can see from the pictures that the pegs need replacing. If you purchase this instrument, I will replace the pegs for you free of charge. This viola is in very good condition. I see a slight bulge in the rib at the end, with a tiny 1/4" crack right at the endblock. There is a 1" repaired crack to the right of the fingerboard at the top edge. Looks like the button may have been repaired, but it is solid. There is a tiny chip in the ribs at one of the corners. See Pic 1. I don't see any other cracks or repaired cracks. Original varnish is in excellent condition, with vintage antique style that makes it pretty much impossible to know what is a recent dent or ding and what was purposely done to make it look vintage. I believe this to be a German viola made around 1900. It comes complete with a used case & bow. This is a consignment instrument, so please be sure this is what you want. We highly recommend coming in person to check out this beautiful instrument, as there are no returns on this.
Used Wooden Symphonic Barklee Oboe w/Case $850 + $35 SHIPPING/INSURANCE (Mainland US only)
You will have a hard time beating this price on an all wood oboe in good condition! All repairs and maintenance were completed on this instrument in St. Louis. It has almost all new pads and corks, and all adjustments have been made so that this instrument plays easily! This is an older instrument, but it is in good condition. Keys are silver plated. This instrument does looks its age, as there are dings and dents in the keys, and worn and/or dingy plating. Vinyl covered wooden case is in good condition!
Used Hondo II Guitar Set up as Square Neck "Dobro" $60 PICKUP ONLY
Here is a great way to get started on square neck guitar ("Dobro") without spending much money! This is an old Hondo II guitar that has an extension nut and a tall saddle to raise the string height so it can be played with a slide like a square neck. This particular instrument can be yours for just $60! It has decent volume and a great tone for this type of setup, especially considering it doesnâ€™t have a cone. There are no cracks or repaired cracks. The back has several patches of light swirls/scratches from being stored in a box. You can't see this on the pictures, but it is noticeable in person. Cosmetic in nature only, and with a good swirl remover polish, it might come out. This is pickup only since the cost of shipping it would exceed the cost of the instrument. You really can't go wrong with this! Take a look at the video!
2019 H. Luger VB200 Upright Bass $1850 PICKUP ONLY
This is a 2019 H. Luger VB200 upright bass that is on consignment here at The Bluegrass Shack. It comes with a Cremona pickup (installed), Hercules stand (in pictures), gigbag and bow. The bow has a slight crack in the frog and is missing the grip. The instrument itself is in good condition, with some wear on the edges and dents and dings. Nothing major. The H. Luger VB200 HYBRID Bass has a fully hand-carved top with laminated maple back, sides, and neck with an ebony fingerboard, nut, and saddle, plus Tyrolean machines for good tuning stability. This bass produces a big sound and offers great playability. Itâ€™s great for any style of music. Take a look at the pictures and feel free to send us an e-mail or give us a call for more information. We will not ship this instrument, so if you are interested, come on over and take a look! These sell new for almost $3000!
Vintage 1941 Epiphone B4 Upright Bass $2300 PICKUP ONLY
You don't see too many of these around! This 1941 Epiphone B4 upright bass is on consignment here. Solid spruce top. It comes with a brand new (still in the box) Schatten pickup, a bow that needs rehairing, used Ingles stand and used gigbag. It has many dents, dings and repairs, but it still plays and sounds great! Take a look at the pictures and feel free to send us an e-mail or give us a call for more information. We will not ship this instrument, so if you are interested, come on over and take a look!
Wallhanger Dulcimer $25 (local pickup only)
This dulcimer is NOT playable. It looks playable, but would only be good as wall art. It is handmade from solid mahogany. There are no dates, names or other markings as to maker or year. One of the side seams is partially unglued. I did not bother to reglue this since it is not playable. This would be easy to do, as all the pieces match up and nothing is warped there. You will need to come pick this up from our store, as the cost to ship would exceed the cost of the instrument.
Handmade Warren A. May Dulcimer $375 + $50 SHIPPING/INSURANCE (Mainland US only)
This is a beautiful, handmade dulcimer! Fantastic wood choice, great sound, easy to play, and made by experienced dulcimer luthier Warren A. May in July of 1984. Handcarved pegs hold well, but if you aren't experienced at tuning with non-geared pegs, you may want to replace these with geared tuners. (I had no trouble tuning this, and the pegs held well for me.) The soundholes in this instrument are actually knots in the wood. So creative! There are a few very tiny cracks right around the soundholes that are from the knots. These would have been original to the instrument and are not anything that needs repair. No cracks or repairs. Don't miss out on this! May dulcimers sell for almost twice this price!
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