ALCOA upright bass 1930 polished

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1930 ALCOA 3/4 upright bass for sale, made in the old Buffalo USA skunkworks shop. This bass bridges the gap between art and function, with a full custom restoration by James Condino, the man in the country for vintage ALCOAs. All the photos are just the bass and the graffiti park with no re-touching or digital manipulation. It originally started out as a factory brown painted 1930, we gave it a laborious detailed professional strip and polish, full neck checkout and rebuild complete with carbon fiber inserts, new full custom Macassar ebony fingerboard and tailpiece cut from the same continuous board complete with bloodwood accents throughout, and new custom Condino carbon fiber hybrid bridge and oversized endpin, with an excellent setup; a true bass player's holy grail instrument.

They made approximately 500 of these basses from 1929-1934 and only a fraction of those are still in existence. We've seen and handled most of the restored ones in the country and this is possibly the finest one in existence. Head over to our website at and the same on facebook, to learn more about these basses, our world famous restorations and custom work. Our basses are in the hands of some of the best professional players in the business touring the world.

We've got a good amount into the original purchase, the polishing, and restoration - approx. 160+ shop hours to get it this way. In addition to the listed price, trades and offers are highly encouraged. Vintage US guitars and basses- in particular a 1930 National Duolian in rough and well used condition, vintage Martin guitars, original '50s tweed and mid '60s blackface amps, 1965-66 Ampeg blue check amps- Gemini 1s and fliptops, '30s vintage archtop guitars, vintage mandolins and mandocellos, 1950s Chevys and 60s Fords, vintage Broncos and FJ landcruisers, Industry 9 mountain bike 29er wheelsets, and always vintage basses. So far we have had several  serious respectable trade offers but none the right combination. Have fun, don't be afraid to make good offers, and own the show for all your next gigs with this one.
I ship basses all over the world and am willing to ship this item but keep in mind it is huge and old and will be very expensive. Price listed is for local pickup- a great excuse to come up to the mountains and visit beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, everyone's favorite destination. Thanks for looking...

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Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
upright bass
Polished Aluminum
Upright Bass
Made In:
United States

About The Seller

Joined Dec 2016
Asheville, NC, United States

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Shipping Policy

Available for local pickup from Asheville, NC

I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed.

This listing sold on 10/28/2017


Asheville, NC, United States
Joined: Dec 2016