Author Topic: 1941 Gibson Upright  (Read 147 times)

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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:55:48 AM »
"It is NOT 100% original as the tuners, fingerboard and tail piece have been updated."

In violin family instruments this means nothing. It's not a guitar. Every Strad, for example, has had its fingerboard and tailpiece replaced several times. Only the body, and to some degree the neck, are important. A violin maker can re-neck a Strad and it would still be a Strad.
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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
I'd be tempted if the readies were there... not an everyday item... 8)
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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 02:27:07 PM »
That looks like a very fine deal to me.  Decent uprights aren't cheap.
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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 03:57:45 PM »
agreed

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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/upright-bass-1941-blonde/6459290758.html

Grog, you need this.

I eyeballed it a couple times. It's too big & the few times I tried playing one should be more than enough of a deterrent. That being said, why would Gibson buy Epiphone in the middle fifties to get the tooling for it's upright double basses if they were already making them?
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Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 07:29:59 PM »
I eyeballed it a couple times. It's too big & the few times I tried playing one should be more than enough of a deterrent. That being said, why would Gibson buy Epiphone in the middle fifties to get the tooling for it's upright double basses if they were already making them?

Good question. I suspect the real reason CMI bought Epi was because they got lots of parts and a name with a long history for peanuts. Something like $20K, IIRC.