1987 Steinberger XL2 - Rare, collector-quality graphite headless bass
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I have for sale this very nice all-composite Steinberger. Don't confuse this model with the XP-2, which has a wood body (and is also a nice bass).
The bass is in excellent condition, worthy of a collection, or playing. There are none of the chips on the lower bout, that are so common on this model. There is light swirling from finger and clothing wear that I'm sure could be polished out, but I don't want to mess it up, so I've been quite happy with it as is. There is also some finger wear on the pickups. Take a look at the photos.
The frets are in excellent condition, and overall it is just a fantastic bass.
The case was represented as original to the bass when I purchased the bass years ago, but I doubt it is, since I've never seen another like it. Perhaps it's from a Kramer Duke, or some other headless mini bass?
It sounds and plays great.
SOLD for $2350 including shipping and insurance in the continental US. PM or post any questions.
Nice - had one after high school. Wish I had kept it.
Actually spoke with Ned Steinberger when I ordered mine directly from his shop.
Thanks for the bump SB3. It is a cool bass. I also spoke with NS in 1982 when I bought my first Steinberger.
Funny thing is that I bought mine in late "86. Would love to pick this one up for sentimental reasons but I have my eyes on more traditional pieces right now.
Should be a quick sell!!
hey squarewave, i really like this bass, do you ship via USPS Express Mail to Argentina? And can i pay it via paypal? tyvm
This is an uncommon and rare instrument. Although I own an XL-2A and many other basses in my collection, this particular specimen is one of the rare birds I have seen in such great condition.
I don't know the seller, and am only suggesting this is one bass which should be in the hands of a serious player as its stellar condition and obvious historical significance are rare to be found.
Someone, please buy this before I make a trip to the bank!
Case is definitely not a Kramer Duke case, they were usually tan exterior and rectangular. I think this might either be the real Steinberger case, or perhaps from a Hohner or Arbor knock off. Can't recall too many other headless copies from the 80's. I had a couple Dukes back in the early 80's.
But nice axe! Very nice find!
The reason I don't think the case is original is that it appears to have been designed for a bass with a non-symmetrical lower bout.
SOLD for the asking price, pending payment.
Payment received. Thanks TalkBass.
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