Re: Englehardt Acoustic Bass

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on March 11, 2000 at 09:23:59:

In Reply to: Re: Englehardt Acoustic Bass posted by Olmon Hairston on March 10, 2000 at 09:59:58:

: : Is anyone familiar with the Englehardt Acoustic Bass, Model 124 or 179, or the Englehardt company. I just recused one from the junkyard in repairable condition and would like to know if it's worth restoring. (It needs a bridge and is full of scratches).

Englehardt bought out Kay's double bass production facilities when Kay went out of business in the mid-sixties. I'm not familiar with the model#s, but Englehardt made and still makes a range of student plywood basses, some better than others. Early ones are essentially Kays. Scratches and body injuries are not a big deal if it's still basically in solid condition. These basses are constructed of plywood in order to survive school systems, and there are a lot of beatup Kays and Englehardts out there that still sound good.

Good luck with your project.

- Bob
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