Fully Carved Kania Electric Upright Bass - EuropeanSee original listing
“Excellent Condition- Immaculately kept”
Sep 05, 2013 19:59:54 PDT
McKinney, Texas, United States
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“Excellent Condition- Immaculately kept”|
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I purchased this Kania DeGamba Bass for my elderly Grandfather back in 2002 because he could no longer move his upright bass to/from his performances. He passed away a year ago and I inherited the instrument. Ordinarily, I'd never sell this. Unfortunately, I find myself in a situation to raise cash to pay for family medical expenses I have a 6yr old son who struggles with Epilepsy and Autism and now my wife needs major thoracic surgery. Needless to say I'm in a bind.
About the Bass
The bass was made by Kryzstof Kania, an expert Luthier in Ruda Slaska Poland. The back, sides, neck are maple and the top and bass bar is made from spruce. All the wood is solid; no laminates are used. The fingerboard is Ebony. Schaller machines are expertly installed in the hand carved scroll. The entire instrument is hand carved and finished with a dark oil finish.
The bass is in very good condition with no cracks, splits, or separations.
The instrument is nearly identical to the Kania Bass here. Except the Bass I have was made before Mr. Kania added the side arm to used to simulate the size of a 3/4 size bass:
My instrument has a hole carved in the back for a standoff to be inserted to simulate the depth of a full sized upright bass. My grandfather was a large man and never used the standoff and it has been lost during the wind-up of his estate. The standoff looks like the one pictured here and I'm sure a replacement is inexpensively obtained from Kania himself.
A link to the Kania website is here:
- THIS ITEM IS FOR SALE LOCALLY I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS AUCTION AT ANY TIME
- PayPal/Cash Only
- Shipping expenses are extra
- Local pickup welcome
What is Included
- Kania De Gamba Bass
- GiG Bag
- Hardshell Case
On Aug-30-13 at 16:29:22 PDT, seller added the following information:
The Kania DeGamba is a semi-acoustic bass. It will make sound without amplification albiet not very loud. Nice for practicing or for very a small gig with select instruments. For practical use in a professional setting amplification will be needed.
Strings: Thomastik Spirocore
On Aug-30-13 at 21:18:41 PDT, seller added the following information:
Pickup: K & K : Big Double Twin - More info can be found here: http://kksound.com/products/doublebigtwin.php
On Aug-31-13 at 05:52:30 PDT, seller added the following information:
A sound bite from a similar Kania Bass can be found here:
Suggest using google chrome to view the page as you will be prompted by the browser which language you would like the page translated in.
On Aug-31-13 at 10:26:21 PDT, seller added the following information:
I've receive a lot of inquiries about USPS priority shipping. Unfortunately, the dimensional size of the item including shipping box exceeds USPS limits. I did add some USP options for Canada and will continue to work to find a lower cost way to ship to those interested parties overseas. Most important thing is to contact me with your postal code and I'll be happy to research some shipping options.
On Sep-05-13 at 00:44:36 PDT, seller added the following information:
Summary of Auction:
a. Used Kania De Gamba Bass
b. Bass in photos hosted on ebay website are of actual bass
b. Photos in links in auction text body are not of the bass being auctioned they are for background/reference purposes
c. The bass auctioned is missing the rear-standoff rod
d. Pre-amp to accompany the K&K big double-twin pickup is not included
e. Big-double twin pickup is included and is installed on bridge
f. Hard shell case is included - as pictured
g. Gig bag is included - Black - not pictured - nothing fancy but gets the job done