FS/FT: 5 string Pelosi Bass
Top: Exhibition grade Koa
Scale: 35” jumbo frets, AAAAA Bubinga, bound with Kingwood
Pickups: Pelosi hand-wound single coil, handmade bobbins
Electronics: Pelosi passive
Hardware: ABM uni-bridges, Gotoh tuners, black
Condition: Near Mint
Straplocks: Flush Mount Dunlops
This bass was completed between December of 07 and sometime in winter 08. This bass listed at about $2,800 at a NAMM show. It would easily cost $3,300 for me to build this bass for someone now.
The top is cabinet grade koa that I bought from a place out west, can't remember where. I got a ton of it for about $500.00. That would easily fetch $1,800 now. The side wings are korina from Exotic Woods in New Jersey. The back laminates are Sapele aka "African Mahogany". The zebrawood was from a great lumber yard in Brooklyn, Adriatic lumber. I remember the sapele on the back was from a piece I had that was too lightly colored for most applications but matched up great for this bass. Center stripe on back is padauk. All the wenge on the bass was from Brooklyn.
The pickups are handwound on bobbins I had custom made...actually I think this bass had maple bobbins I handmade in my shop. The fingerboard wood is bubinga I bought off of ebay! It was a really great deal, beautiful stuff. All the wood was re-sawn and cut in my shop.
with hard case, would like to get 1300.00
Cash preferred but might be interested in the following trades:
Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 bass (except Mapleglo or Fireglo)
Exotic or unusual lined fretless 5 string basses (Rick Turner Renaissance, Birdsong, Stambaugh etc..)
Fender Performer Bass
4 or 5 string Dingwall