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Drake Custom - Vera (Matt's Tele-P)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mtonbass, Jan 12, 2014.

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    mtonbass Supporting Member

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    Selling my Drake Custom - Vera. A 32" scale Tele-P that I commissioned Andrew to create.
    She's my avatar and she's pretty hot.

    "Quality build" is simply a huge understatement. Andrew's craftsmanship is beyond remarkable.

    Vera is a real pleasure to play. Vintage yumminess, super comfortable, no neck dive (wide strap) She's worn flats most of her life. The chambered body is resonant - again, 32" scale. Recessed Dunlop straplocks.
    There are tons of spec details in the attached links. Of course, I will post current photos as well.

    Born on date 4/1/2012. Played a lot since then and there's a good amount of player wear but you gotta get close to see it (light scratches - no dings, dents, or buckle rash). 4 filled holes on top from a couple of p/u cover experiments.

    Comes with Gator hard case and a potpourri of strings. Flats and some others, too.

    $1200 shipped w/in CONUS. (She was 2200 new).

    I could be tempted to trade for "the right" P or P/J. 34" scale or less.

    Here's a link to the Drake Custom site and Vera's details.
    http://www.drakecustombass.com/vera-040112

    Here's a link to the build thread.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/tele-style-32-inch-scale-bass-872118/

    Thanks for looking!
    mt

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    current shots

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    couple mo'

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    I know Andrew personally and he's a great guy. And makes killer basses - exceptional attention to detail.
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    What is the string spacing and width at the nut? Thx
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    P style neck - 1 5/8 at nut. I'll have to measure and post string spacing tonite.
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    Unchain I've seen footage. Supporting Member

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    I seriously love this bass. I wish I could take it home. *wipes tear*

    Seriously though, looks amazing, super comfy scale length, sweet pickup choices and the construction looks just perfect.

    Le sigh. GLWS.
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    Trade offers welcome ...
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    trade info. message sent
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    Trades? P or PJ, 34" or 32" scale. Can add cash for the right one.
    59 AVRI P
    62 J
    Lull
    MIA P
    Nash
    Vintage goodness
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    You can approximate string spacing at the bridge if you measure from E to G string (center to center) and divide the result by 3...
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    2.25 inches divided by 3 =
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    = .75 inches ... 19.05 mm ...
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    motivated seller / trader ...
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    deal in progress.
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