Engelhardt IS OUT OF BUSINESS
We will buy used ones to refurbish and resell when we can, and we'll leave this page here for information for now.
The Engelhardt EM-1 MAESTRO BASS is a popular school model that has won wide acceptance by students and advanced players. Properly sized and aligned, it has a laminated close grained spruce top and laminated maple back and sides. Available in a beautiful brown or blonde finish (choose from the drop down menu next to the Order button below). Attractive violin shape with exotic hardwood trimmings.
$99 Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address”
This durable laminated bass is a very responsive instrument and very popular with the Rockabilly and Bluegrass crowd.
Close grained laminated spruce top
Laminated Maple back and sides
Brazilian Cherrywood Nut, Fingerboard and Tailpiece
Extras included from FMI Custom Setups are:
Upgraded Quarter-Sawn Maple Adjustable Bridge
Sharp endpin point rounded off so it doesn't cut thru the plug
Thin rubber plug replaced with big tough rubber plug
Fingerboard and Tailpiece conditioned and sealed - darkens the Brazilian Cherrywood and helps seal out grime
Lower/reshape Nut and Bridge for better lower playing action (could still use full setup of fingerboard for most versatile or lowest playing action)
Customize the setup for your style of playing from heavy handed slapping or plucking to light fast jazz.
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
Shipping is $99 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 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 $99 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.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE: Turn down our driveway between the Retirement Center and 789 East Washington Blvd signage. Plenty of our own off-street parking. (Follow the signs that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Our physical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104. Ph: 626-794-7554
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in the violin string family instruments with a caring hands on approach. Hours: Monday through Friday 11 AM to 6 PM , Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM. Sundays by appointment. Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 48 hours in advance for a Sunday appointment.
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