Re: Palatino Basses

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Posted by Don on March 16, 2000 at 15:15:02:

In Reply to: Palatino Basses posted by Robbie B. on January 26, 2000 at 00:00:29:

: I have the same question about Palatino basses. Does anyone own one of these entry-level basses or know anything about them at all? If so, I'd appreciate any comments or advice about them. Thanks.

: Robbie

Paltino is a style of bass. It's not a company like Fender, Alembic, or Yamaha. Whether or not it was the name of a maker or a region in Italy I don't know. However, there are some really fine Palatino basses. The Bass Viol Shop in Cincinati, in the early '80's had some really nice copies of Palatino basses. I don't know who the maker was but they were hand carved of good wood. Dave Horrine, since deceased owner, told me that they sold new for $6,000 to $8,000. I wouldn't call these particular basses entry level.

Where have you seen the Palatino you're considering? It it laminated or carved wood? What price are you planning to pay? And most importantly, does it sound good, is it in good shape, does it play well?


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