This bass is in perfect condition and is an absolute piece of art... playable art. I bought it used, three years ago from the original owner. I had Carl install a bridge pup and replace the EMG pup with Kent Armstrongs wired passively. Only reason to sell is that it hangs on my wall, and isn't gigged. I play it almost everyday, but my other bass is my primary. I'm in the process of getting rid of unused equipment, so selling this is a possibility, only if the deal is good enough.
Pitch black Ebony with a Padauk center top
Cocobolo with a Padauk center back
Mahogany neck with Bloodwood stripes
Ebony fingerboard with Bloodwood and Mahogany stripes
Ziracote pup covers
8lbs(give or take a few oz)
The tone is, IMO, the quintessential fretless tone. Great mids, plenty of lower end and clear. It's a Mwah monster. The bass is adjustable by the pickup switch. For a Passive bass it is incredibly loud, not to mention the scale length adds to the thunderous bottom end.
There is SO much custom woodwork on this bass. It is an absolute stunning bass.
The Playability is superb. Despite it's scale length, it is so easy to play you don't even realize how long it really is.
Asking price: $8000/OBO shipped to lower 48. It comes with deluxe gigbag. I will ship internationally if the buyer pays for shipping.
Only trades (+cash) I will consider are: Carl Thompson 4 or 5, Fodera YYS or YYD, Fodera Monarch 4, Fodera MGS, maybe a Sadowsky NYC fretless