Well, I traded this back, now letting it go for a second time. My custom frankenbass and the MTD(s) are more me.
In excellent condition. My luthier checked everything and the bass plays really (really, really) well.
Otherwise, it's the same as a year ago. Here's what I said about it then:
As I understand it, mr. Celinder does not build custom basses any more, but his Celinder Update series is well-known.
Lovely, fat tone (sort of Brubaker-Smith love child-ish thing), easy to play, not too compressed... I heard he designed these as a tribute to Ken Smith.
Oh, and the B string is VERY slappable! Pics: http://s626.photobucket.com/user/prk...?sort=3&page=1
Here's what Peter said about this bass earlier this spring, all of which still holds true, with the addition that the string spacing is adjustable and I think it might go as far as 18,5 even. 18,3 mm for sure.
I'm selling my custom built 6-string bass handmade by Christian Celinder in his workshop in Copenhagen (Denmark) in '97.
The neck is standard lenght (34"), 24 frets, bolt on, 5-piece neck (3 x maple + 2 x purpleheart). Fretboard is ebony. The body is Danish ash with a top of quilted maple. Pickups are Celinders own handspun C6DC's with ebony covers. The preamp is the Aguilar ODP-3 (18v) with vol, vol (pull/push active/passive), bass, mid (2-band switchable), treble. The control knobs are all ebony.
String spacing @ bridge: 17,5mm (center string to center string)
String spacing @ nut: 10,0mm (center string to center string)
Celinder isn't building his fantastic basses anymore. Back in the day you had to wait for 2 years or more to receive your instrument. I'm the 2nd owner. It's 99% mint condition, only cosmic wear. Absolutely NO deep scratches, nothing. Hiscox Lite Flite hardcase included.
Basses in the same league could be custom F Bass, Fodera and Alembic. This is a one-of-a-kind bass, there is no other Celinder bass with these specs. As far as I know this is the only Custom 6 with a 34" neck ever made, all others have 36" necks.
The pics don't justify the beauty of the instrument.
Price when bought from Celinder: 6.400$
Trade-wise, I'm looking for something interesting. I don't know how to price this instrument, it's a one off, cost a ton, can't get another one... And the tone is like a maple-core Smith but with more punch from the bolt-on neck.
Let's put a trade value at about USD2700. The bass was set up last month by my luthier.