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Beautiful Warmoth Tele-Bass Body with Fralin Pickups- Rosewood, Mahogony, Pearloid

Discussion in 'For Sale: Accessories' started by squarewave, Apr 17, 2013.


  1. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Hi-

    I have for sale this lovely custom Warmoth body and set of Fralin pickups. The body was $420 plus shipping (unfinished), and the pickups were $230.

    I finished the body with a tru-oil finish, nicely rubbed out to a satin sheen. It really is a beautiful body. The top is Indian rosewood, the back is mahogany, and it is bound with pearloid. Check out the photos. The body is un-used, so it is in excellent condition. There may be a few very small imperfections, but nothing you would notice without very close scrutiny. It is essentially new.

    The pickups are both from Lindy Fralin. The original P-bass style pickup is a split humbucker, and the Jazz Bridge is a single-coil. I used 0000 steel wool to take the shine off of the plastic cover of the J-pickup. It looks great, like a black key on a piano. If you aren't into it I'll find you a shiny one. The pickups are unused.

    This combo was quite expensive, and I don't want to give it away, but I know what is custom perfection to one guy may not be for another. New with shipping and finishing, it would cost about $850. I'm going to price this combo at $350 Firm including shipping. I won't sell it for any lower than that.
    Check out my feedback. Bumps are appreciated. PM or post any questions.

    The cocobolo (or is it bubinga?) neck will be listed in a separate sale thread.

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  2. drnknmstr

    drnknmstr Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Gorgeous bass. Wish it was in the cards right now. Really dig the styling.
     
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  4. drnknmstr

    drnknmstr Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    It looks like there's no side jack, right? Just the top drilled?
     
  5. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Trinity, FL
    where is the neck listed .. ??

    great looking pieces .. !!


    Dave C. Tampa Bay
     
  6. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Thanks for the nice comments. I've had a couple of people ask about separating the body from the Fralin pickups. For now, I'm going to keep it all together. The price is very good, and I don't want to end up keeping the pickups.

    Sorry I didn't get a photo of it, but there is a side jack. So, there are three holes for pots.

    I have yet to list it. I've been quite busy with family stuff.
     
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I spoke of this pickup configuration once as a fantasy and I was chased out of the building. How is it in reality?
     
  8. logans59

    logans59

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
  9. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    It seems like a logical combination to me. The neck pickup is a split humbucker, and the bridge pickup is a single-coil jazz, so it truely is a P-J configuration.

    How does it sound? I don't know. I switched gears mid-build on this one, so it remains to be determined by the next owner.

    I have it priced to sell. I won't consider trades valued at the asking price.
     
  10. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Trinity, FL
    i'd love to finish this build ... as soon as i sell my listed bass .. !!

    Dave C.
     
  11. Ronald Weasley

    Ronald Weasley

    Aug 22, 2009
    What are the neck pocket dimensions? And the weight? Thanks :)
     
  12. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Standard Fender/Warmoth neck pocket. 4 lb-13oz for the body with pickups.
     
  13. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Every beautiful body deserves a bump.
     
  14. fishtx

    fishtx

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    If I had the bread...this would be mine! Beautiful!
     
  15. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member

    holey moley! Really nice!
     
  16. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Thanks for the bumps and comments. Hopefully someone will come along soon and buy it. I probably should have put "telecaster style" in the title instead of Tele Bass, since a Tele Bass isn't really the same thing.
     
  17. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    I forgot to bump this for 3 months. BUMP
     
  18. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Disclosures:
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    This still available?
     
  19. PubliclyViewable

    PubliclyViewable Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    54935
    To the top, man... bump for a great body!
     
  20. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  21. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Thanks for the bumps and comments.
     



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