I purchased this mint (or so I thought) 2011 Lakland 44-02 here on TB a few months back. While playing it at a rehearsal something didnít feel quite right and I discovered it had a twisted neck. So I called the man, Carl Pedigo (Chicago Bass Doctor), and explained the problem to him and he told me it would need a new neck. Rather than just sell me a replacement neck he asked if I would ship him the bass to him so he could find a new neck that the holes would line up and fit the pocket properly. He also told me he would set the bass up, PLEK the bass and install a new set of Lakland nickels on it.
Fast forward 3 weeks and an additional $458.88 later (see pic of receipt), the bass plays beautifully and looks like new.
After I sent this out to Carl I had a chance to play a couple Martin Keith Elfin basses and fell completely in love with them, so much so that I now own an Elfin 4 and I am specíing out a new Elfin 5 for Martin to build. The money has to come from somewhere for this new build so this one is on the block.
This one has an Ash body, Rosewood fretboard, Lakland LH3 electronics and pickups and it even still has the plastic film on the control cavity cover. It weighs in at 9.5 lbs. on my digital bathroom scale. Itís in mint condition, no buckle rash, scratches or dings anywhere on this bass, just some extremely slight scuffing above the pickups where you would anchor your thumb. SOLD
Now asking $800 $1000
for the bass shipped to anywhere in the CONUS, thatís $550
less than I have invested in it. For an additional $50 Iíll throw in a Mike Lull Protec soft case. Sorry no international sales, PayPal accepted. Local pickup is also available.
The only trade I would be interested in is for a Bergantino HD210 cabinet (plus some cash).
Additional pics can be viewed here: http://s925.photobucket.com/user/Fun...2044-02?page=1
Thanks for looking!