Ifshin Violins
The Ifshin Collection
of Fine Basses and Other Instruments
Rare & Fine Instruments

The Ifshin Collection of Fine Basses and Other Related Instruments

3/4 German Bass

3/4 German Bass

This fully carved German style bass bears the label "Made in Western Germany". The top is spruce, the back, ribs, and neck are maple. Corners are smooth gamba corners.

This is a very affordable instrument with lots of character!

Old Czech Bass

Old Czech Bass

Early 20th century. It is a German style flat back, with figured birds-eye maple back and "gamba" corners. It has a strong, powerful sound, particularly on the E. The string length is 41.25 inches.

3/4 Jay Haide à l'ancienne Panormo model

3/4 Jay Haide à l'ancienne Panormo model

These are new 3/4 basses with an antiqued varnish. The classical Italian model is patterned after the work of Vincenzo Panormo, with full upper and lower bouts. Beautiful sound and nicely flamed wood.

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3/4 Jay Haide à l'ancienne French (Quenoil) model

3/4 Jay Haide à l'ancienne French (Quenoil) model

These are new 3/4 basses with an antiqued varnish. The French-style body shape has violin corners and narrow, sloping shoulders for easy access to thumb positions. Beautiful sound and nicely flamed wood.

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3/4 Jay Haide model 101

These 3/4 basses are made at our workshop and set up here in Berkeley. Beautiful sound and nicely flamed wood, with a red-brown varnish. They are generally available in both the French (Quenoil) and Italian (Panormo) models, and sometimes available in the German model. Feel free to call/email to find out which instruments we have in the shop!

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Jay Haide 1/2 size model 101

This bass has a big sound for a small instrument! Violin corners, narrow upper bouts, and a clear red varnish bring out the beautiful look and sound of this bass.

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NS Design Electric Bass

NS Design Electric Bass

The NXT series double bass is designed by Ned Steinberger. Its electronics are fully based around the Polar™ Pickup System and it shares the classic body design, ergonomics and performance support options of the higher priced CR series. These instruments are produced in the Czech Republic by the same craftsmen who build NS Design's most advanced instruments. Arco and Pizzicato techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone.

This instrument is available for a limited time only. Please contact us to try it out!

Bass Bows

We also have a good selection of old and new bass bows, including both French and German styles.

We now have the new CodaBow Revelation composite bass bow! This is a new design, and is the first bass bow from CodaBow. The Revelation is available in a French style, and has a polished carbon fiber finish.

We cordially invite you to come by for a visit and try any of our instruments and bows. We look forward to seeing you.