Corporate says we have too many brands and labels and we MUST streamline - the trade-ins, white elephants and odd ducks from our treasured collection HAVE TO GO! One of our advisors walked into our storeroom, can't find anything, and said OUT WITH THIS STUFF!
YES WE WILL SHIP, including basses. Being out of town is no excuse for not taking advantage of these bargains!
So, we've set up a display of storeroom treasures at blowout prices. Given the "out of here by the end of the year or off with your heads" corporate edict, we are also working extra hard to cross-post them on our ebay, craigslist and reverb stores, so when they're gone, they're gone. Don't miss these deals - come in today and hand-pick the best ones. This is a PRIME time for teachers to bring in their students that have been playing on school or rental instruments and choose an upgraded instrument of their own for an unbeatable price - just in time for the holidays. Teachers also know they are at least as likely to find a better instrument used/vintage then new, so they can guide their students' parents.
- Great value used violins! We still have some of our famous 3/4 size retired, reconditioned, fully maintained, German rental violins, plus a few in 1/2 and smaller. JUST $169 each!
- Great value new violins in Krutz and Shar brands! We have a total of about 100 violins and violas marked down, so if you're looking for a budget violin, YOU'LL FIND IT
- Near-mint 1/2 size cellos! $749 ea - compare at about $1100 new
- Fiberglass cello cases, full-featured, with wheels, major brand, brand spankin new, $249! They go great with one of our discounted new or used cellos! We thought that stocking hard cello cases at the best price in town would benefit our institutional customers, but NOPE. They prefer to pay more elsewhere, so we have no choice but to discount these EVEN MORE to sell them off! Retail logic!
- Fractional basses, used, which we virtually NEVER sell because they are most always wait-listed: we are selling a couple 1/2 and 1/4 size! From $849
- 1/4 size Engelhardt Junior basses - 2 of them! Popular with adults who use them for bluegrass, folk, and old-time music. Newly re-conditioned - $799!
- Violas: every size from 12" to 16 1/2" from retired rental violas to some select trade-ins from the showroom, at blowout prices!
- Bows: every used and trade-in bow has been marked down! Quality double bass bows from $175 - a few even under $100!
- USED sheet music! You can still read it! What the heck! It costs like $1! No matter what you came in for, take some of the used sheet music, for the love of Simandl! Violin, viola, cello and bass titles, so no excuses!
- Used upright bass stands! Not easy to come by! New ones are expensive - ours are $5 and up!
- Surplus and antique violin cases - $5 ea!
- Our nicest new, carved cellos HUGELY discounted from already-low $2499 to JUST $1999
Engelhardt Junior bass 1/4 size
Original Engelhardt Junior bass in EXCELLENT condition! JUST set up in our workshop with new, top brand Despiau French maple bridge, correctly-sized Spirocore 1/4 size strings! Blond finish. These Junior basses are popular with adults, who like them for bluegrass, folk, and old-time playing. With the Spirocore strings, this bass is punchy-sounding, with a full tone. Easy to play and ready for the bandstand, at an excellent price!
Lewis and Sons 1/2 size laminated bass
A sturdy, and notably shiny, Lewis and Sons "Orchestra"fully laminated 1/2 size bass. Just reconditioned in our workshop, including NEW Despiau adjustable bridge, new strings, new endpin, thorough inspection and adjustment! We virtually never sell basses from our rental inventory, but are retiring a very few 1/2 and 1/4 size this season to make way for new models on the market.
Supplied with a good padded bag and 6 months' warranty against defects. Don't miss this deal! Teachers and school districts: if your purchasing department will permit acquiring used instruments, a reconditioned bass from QBC will play and sound better than a new bass from anywhere else, so stretch those budget dollars and fire over that purchase order today!
14" German viola, custom varnish
Violinists who occasionally double on viola can find switching between instruments is greatly simplified with a viola that has the same string length as a violin (that would be a 14")! Or, violin students who are switching to viola can make the transition much more easily while keeping their intonation consistent as they adapt to the tonal differences and reading in alto clef. Yes, smaller violas don't sound as big as larger ones, but, depending on your performance demands, the tradeoff in intonation security may be your higher priority, and you'll find this viola a great and affordable answer!
Ruby 'Montagnana' model cello
Brand-new Ruby 'Montagnana' model cello! Generous body size and very nice wood grain - with a sound that's equally voluminous, powerful, and resonant. Deep red-brown oil varnish, lightly and tastefully antiqued. Nicely set up for ease of playingOffered at an outstanding price - compare at $2999! Supplied with a nice, padded bag, or upgrade to a fiberglass case for JUST $249 additional.
Excellent Chinese-made cello, excellent condition!
Don't miss this super deal! Offered at an outstanding price for its quality, this is a very lightly-used, well-made cello. Well-flamed back and ribs, convenient built-in fine tuners in the tailpiece, well set up with good strings. Robust and clear sound. Genuine ebony pegs and fingerboard. No damage or former repairs - it's in excellent shape. Its rich, medium-brown color gives it a more sophisticated look than the average cello in this price range.As with all our instruments, a basic case is included!