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

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    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

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    Gorgeous bass. Wish it was in the cards right now. Really dig the styling.
  3. drnknmstr

    drnknmstr

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    It looks like there's no side jack, right? Just the top drilled?
  4. DavC

    DavC

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    where is the neck listed .. ??

    great looking pieces .. !!


    Dave C. Tampa Bay
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  6. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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

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  9. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    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

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    i'd love to finish this build ... as soon as i sell my listed bass .. !!

    Dave C.
  11. Ronald Weasley

    Ronald Weasley

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    What are the neck pocket dimensions? And the weight? Thanks :)
  12. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    Standard Fender/Warmoth neck pocket. 4 lb-13oz for the body with pickups.
  13. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

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    Every beautiful body deserves a bump.
  14. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

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    If I had the bread...this would be mine! Beautiful!
  15. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member

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    holey moley! Really nice!
  16. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    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

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    I forgot to bump this for 3 months. BUMP
  18. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

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    This still available?
  19. PubliclyViewable

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    To the top, man... bump for a great body!
  20. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Gold Supporting Member

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    Outstanding body bump
  21. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the bumps and comments.

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