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I need to raise some cash for hefty vet bills. I saw another vet-bill appeal in the classified and I'm sure none of us pet owners means to compare our situations with the human medical emergencies that appear here. But we owners love our pets and we can tell you vet bills can be out of sight.
My retired seeing eye dog Darcy probably needs back surgery to fix serious compression at two discs, shown in an expensive CT scan that I tried unsuccessfully to post. She’s still young enough to get some good years so we plan to do surgery if it’s needed.
About the bass: I’m thinking of selling my 1983 Fender Elite 2 Gold in very good to excellent condition. All original, including the original high-impact flight case. It even has all four fine tuners. The color is described as Emerald green. I am the second owner, having purchased from the original owner last year.
This was described to me by a local luthier as “Fender’s custom shop before there was a Custom Shop.” Don’t mean to trigger a debate but these are very well built, with heavy duty hardware and Schaller bridge. This is one of Fender’s earliest active basses, and it’s on the heavy size 11+ lbs.
It plays great, with a range of tones that span Pbass to clean slap. Everything works perfectly, Currently has a new set of D’DAddarioi flats, with seems to be a good fit.
A few minor issues. One is a cosmetic fix near the rear strap knob, (will show in a photo). The paint had chipped so I had a RI luthier repair it. The refinished area is smooth and sound, but the paint didn’t match quite right. Minor in the big scheme, but worth mentioning. There's very minor pitting on the gold hardware here and there. Except for some surface stratches on the back, the rest of the finish is in fine condition.
I’m looking for
$1200 plus shipping CONUS. Sorry no trades. If other funds become available, I will keep this.
Great info on these basses at this site. http://www.riverband.demon.nl/elite.html#Elite2
Here are two Max Proud videos that really show off this model. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDxSYzdwYAg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7VaUg9T5I0