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Old 01-22-2010, 10:46 AM
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Ken, I have owned 2 of these "faked" basses in the past. One(a smaller 5/8ths which I had started a thread on TB with) had an older top on it. I had that confirmed by Heinls. The other one was a terrific sounding bass with an incredibly wide lower bout. They both were sold to me as turn of the century German instruments. However, the second one that I bought I knew what it was before paying for it. The prices were not inflated however, and tonally the prices were more than justified. Some of these basses are just wonderful sounding, and you would think they would be able to get the prices they ask just by advertising them as antiqued copies of master basses. Interesting stuff...
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