Master crafted Hungarian basses by Akos Balaz

  • 2019 Corsini model. Round back, fully carved, choice European maple and spruce, ebony fingerboard. Beautiful, and one of a kind. Available soon! Call for price.
  • 2019 German Flat Back Copy. Modeled after my personal German flat back bass that I have owned, played since June 11, 1991.                                                                                                                                                              

Vintage Laminated Basses (Kay, King, American Standard, Epiphone, etc.

  • Rare  M-1 Blond 3/4 "attributed to Kay" No label or serial #. Amazing condition. (the Kay bass website mentions that Kay made basses for other companies, and I believe this to be just that. Excellent sound and playability. $3,150.00
  • 1952 Kay M-1 3/4 Beautiful condition. Perfect edges. New adjustable bridge, and endpin. Quick speaking, big sound, lots of punch! Call for price.
  • 1998 Engelhardt C-1 3/4 Excellent condition. Edge protectors, Adjustable bridge,  Innovation Super Silver strings. Soft case. $1,600.
  • Black Rock-a-billy Bass 3/4 White pin stripping, Adjustable bridge. Big sound. Plays great! $2,300.
  • 1942 Kay "Army bass" 3/4 Beautiful, unique features and wood. Rosewood fingerboard. Slap, Swing, Jazz, Arco; this bass does it all! Recorded and played by Thomas Morgan, w Bill Frissel. Call for price.
  • Available soon! 3 1950's Kay C-1 3/4 $2,700- 3,000.

New, Used, Chinese Laminated and Hybrid Basses

Pete's Upright Bass Shop of Portland, is proud to offer Shen basses exclusively! The finest Chinese student- professional basses on the market!


  • Shen Model 80 Laminated- Fully set up with D'Addario strings and adjustable bridge. Shen bag and bow.$2,450.
  • Shen Model 88 Laminated- Oil finish Fully set up with D'Addario  strings, adjustable bridge. Shen Bag and bow included. $2,595.
  • Shen Model 100 Laminated 5/8. laminated Spruce top Fully set up, with adjustable bridge, and Shen bag. $3,250.
  • Shen 5/8 size basses are in! Fun to play, easy to haul, and not to small for most 3/4 players. Laminated and Hybrids available. $2,350-$3,600.


Fully Carved Instruments. New and Used.


  •  1983 German Hoffner. Fully carved, 3/4 Round back. Played by Tommy Smothers in the 80's. Excellent condition and full projecting sound, pizz, or arco. $8,000
  • 1964 Vitali (German) 3/4 Round back. Sloping shoulders and  very easy to play. Resonant and rich tone. Bag, adjustable bridge and full circle pickup.......SOLD.
  • Used Shen Model 200 3/4 Flatback willow. Fully set up, plays and sounds great! Excellent condition. SOLD.
  • 1852 Tyrolean Large 3/4 Round back. Same owner since 1937 (he's 102y/o) Played until recently. Amazing condition and HUGE sound. Needs a little restoration to bring to full potential for modern playing. $12,000 as is, or $15,500 restored.
  • 2000 Mathias 3/4 Violin shape  Fully Carved Romanian Flat Back w Heavy padded bag and bow (optional).
  • Lovely darker patina with and a big sound for classical or jazz. One owner! Excellent condition. On the heavier side. Reduced!....$3,000. Motivated Seller! 
  • ca.1870 Czech 3/4 Gamba Fully Carved. Beautiful wood. Lovely sound, jazz or classical. Adjustable bridge. Padded bag......$9,500.
  • ca. 1947 Morelli (German) 3/4 carved, Violin corners Excellent condition, Label reads "USSR occupied" Strong focused sound pizzicato or arco. Played by many greats. Rare!.....$15,000.