© McHugh Violins 2020
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McHugh Violins 1626 George Washington Blvd Wichita, Kansas 67211 look@mcfiddles.com
We primarily carry ½ and ¾ (standard size) basses in stock, but periodically get ¼ and ⅛ sizes where necessary. Basses are available in the following materials and combinations; we’ve added prices in order to give you an idea of range for each. Plywood: The ribs, back and top are made from a reasonably thin plywood, and the scroll, regular maple. These are durable for everyday use, and stand up well to Winter humidity fluctuations. We learned long ago to set these up with quality strings, and the difference is notable. Costs are minimized, with these running around $2,000.00. Hybrid: Similar to the above, but with a solid wood spruce top to emulate the resonance of fully carved basses. It’s a good compromise of sound and savings; our KC Strings 200 models are $2,600.00. Fully Carved: All of the materials used are carved from solid woods. The back is most often cut from two pieces of maple wood, with the ribs and neck cut from the same stock. The table is of spruce and the fingerboard high quality ebony. Fine quality instruments might have individual tuners rather than the plate style. A new fully carved bass is $3,700.00.
Bags: We don’t like to compromise on instrument bags. Our favorite for quality and value remains the Bobelock brand heavily padded (One inch) bass bag. It has multiple handles for ease of managing, and several large pockets for bows, accessories and sheet music. List price is $288; Our price, $239.00.
K.C. STRINGS BASSES We are proud to carry the Stringed basses from K.C. Strings of Merriam, Kansas. These are the models that we try to keep in stock most of the year; subject to availability we can obtain replacements in just a few days. There are of course levels of bass beyond these that you can find described at the K.C. Strings website which we can order, too. (priced as instrument only) 100 Series Plywood or “laminated” models, painted purfling ½ or ¾ size, $2,000.00 200 Series: Hybrid style with solid spruce table, ¾ size, $2,600.00 300 Series: Fully carved basses throughout, ¾ size, $3,700.00 Note: ⅞ size available in 200 and 300 models and up. OTHER BASSES IN STOCK: ¾ Size Fully Carved bass, used. This one has a solidly repaired soundpost crack, which we will of course warranty. It’s a finely made CA Strings #1, and was originally made to retail for $6K. We’re doing new fittings and strings, and it should be ready in Spring. $3,500.00 ½ Size Fully Carved Czech bass, used, from Howard Core & Co. Just a few years old, excellent condition, with Helicore Orchestral strings. Sold complete with bag and rehaired carbon bow $2,950.00

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© McHugh Violins 2020
We primarily carry ½ and ¾ (standard size) basses in stock, but periodically get ¼ and ⅛ sizes where necessary. Basses are available in the following materials and combinations; we’ve added prices in order to give you an idea of range for each. Plywood: The ribs, back and top are made from a reasonably thin plywood, and the scroll, regular maple. These are durable for everyday use, and stand up well to Winter humidity fluctuations. We learned long ago to set these up with quality strings, and the difference is notable. Costs are minimized, with these running around $2,000.00. Hybrid: Similar to the above, but with a solid wood spruce top to emulate the resonance of fully carved basses. It’s a good compromise of sound and savings; our KC Strings 200 models are $2,600.00. Fully Carved: All of the materials used are carved from solid woods. The back is most often cut from two pieces of maple wood, with the ribs and neck cut from the same stock. The table is of spruce and the fingerboard high quality ebony. Fine quality instruments might have individual tuners rather than the plate style. A new fully carved bass is $3,700.00.
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