Chinese Basses--the real info!!

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Posted by Karen on June 13, 2000 at 16:33:40:

In Reply to: Chinese Basses posted by Jamie on May 24, 2000 at 22:21:42:

Dear Jamie and others,
The instrument shop I work in, Guarneri House, has been selling Chinese acoustic basses for years. They sound and play great. HOWEVER, we take many hours here in our on-site workshop to carefully plane fingerboards, carve bridges, and put on better hardware than what they originally come with when they are shipped here. We have guarentees about the work here. The internet auctions don't!! We don't carry Parrots here, and our instruments are of high quality Chinese maple, aged to perfection. If you need opinions on what you have currently, call (616)451-4960 and ask for Steven Reiley, Guarneri House's expert bass luthier. Send us pictures, email me back, we can help!

: Today I acted on impulse and bought a Chinese Parrot bass off an internet auction (Yeah I know, I'm a smart cookie). Anyway, it was really cheap, and I am going off to college and I needed a bass. Does anyone know about Parrot basses. I know that there are some bad stories about Chinese instruments being carved out of green wood, and then splitting. Does anyone know if Parrots do the same thing? Please email me if you know anything!

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