Pietro Lombardi VB-502 3/4 Upright Bass Violin, Gamba, Quenoil, or Busetto Corners, by Eastman
Gamba Corner model is pictured
The Pietro Lombardi is made with a beautifully flamed maple back and a highly select spruce top. The sophisticated amber colored spirit varnish of the Lombardi is reminiscent of Italian makers.
These fine instruments are carefully hand crafted from start to finish with legendary attention to detail. Inside and out the fit and finish are superb.
The carved top is graduated for optimum response and sound qualities- making this upright bass an excellent example of a fine European instrument.
Includes professional setup/adjustments by an upright bass specialist to get it playing exactly how you want it to. Let us know what style of music you play and how you like your action set for string height and bridge arch.
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
Shipping is $159 to a Qualified* Commercial address and requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.
An Upright Bass is too large to ship via conventional carriers like FedEx and UPS and “Oversized” carriers like freight lines and trucking companies must be used. These oversized freight companies play by different rules than you are used to. For example, they will call you to set a delivery appointment, usually a 2-hour window. If you don’t keep this appointment they will charge you $50 to $70 for “redelivery”.
If delivering to Commercial addresses they will not call to set an appointment, they will deliver during regular business hours of 8-5 and expect you to be open. If you are not open at those hours you should contact them at the # provided with the tracking and receiving information that will be emailed to you, and arrange delivery during your business hours.
A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial and where a large truck has “easy access”. Easy access means a commercial address with a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e., stairs or anything past the front door. There are additional handling charges for those and other services. In short, anything other than driving up, dropping off the shipment and driving away is charged for. When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the checkout process.
Shipping rates for upright basses can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.
The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $159 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.
For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE
We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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