Hawkes basses are a thing to behold if you haven’t had the pleasure before. Here’s one for sale from Jena Huebner. Interested? Email her: jenabass -at- aol.com.
About the bass (from Jena):
I need to sell my Hawkes, which I have had for (gasp) 20 years. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the bass, it is a French (I’m told) copy of a Panormo, made around 1900. It has 42 1/2 inch string length and a Mario LaMarre extension. It is definitely one of the best sounding and playing Hawkes I’ve seen. I’m asking $36,000.
Looks good, eh?