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FS: Fbass BN5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gregbackstrom, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. gregbackstrom

    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

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    Hi all -

    It's time for me to let go of my beautiful Fbass BN5. The body is Swamp Ash, with a Auburn-burst Crushed Figured Maple top. The fretboard is Asian Ebony. The bass binding is Scraped Maple. It's absolutely stunning, and sounds like a BN5, of course! No dings and no visible wear. Full setup and fret Pleking were performed by Mike Lull. It would cost more than $4,500 to have this bass made. You can buy mine for SOLD shipped CONUS. It will ship in the latest version of George's Fbass gig bag, or a great-looking silver hardshell case -- your choice. Here are some cell phone pictures, which don't do the bass justice!


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  2. satchelbaglio

    satchelbaglio Supporting Member

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    That's a beautiful bass, what year was it built?
    I have a 2010 Auburn burst without the fancy top that I might be listing soon as well. Great price. GLWS
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    I'd like to know the year as well and how much she weighs.
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    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

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    I think it's a 2010 or maybe 2011--I'll have to check with George to be sure. Bathroom scale says it's a touch over 10 lbs.
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    Thanks, last two digits of the serial number denote the year.
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    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

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    Good to know - thanks. If that's the case, it was built in 2009.
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    Here's a picture of the binding. The headstock has binding also. It's hard to show all the figuring in the binding in a photo.

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    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

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    I think I've responded to all PM's. It's still available!
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    love it..
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    love the white binding!
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    It's actually maple.
    It looks much sexier in person!
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    I've had several PM's with questions about the fretboard. The wood is Asian Ebony, which comes from SE Asia -- it is truly an Ebony and NOT a kind of Rosewood. There are several species of Ebony, including Gaboon, Madagascar, Macassar and Asian. Gaboon Ebony is typically quite black, while Madagascar Ebony is often black, but with some color "variegation" in the wood. These are the Ebony's that folks seem to be most-familiar with.

    Macassar and Asian Ebony typically have stripes in the wood -- Macassar's stripes are usually a bit thicker and bolder, while Asian's stripes are generally thinner and lighter. George Furlanetto often uses Asian Ebony in his builds -- I've seen several Fbasses with Asian Ebony fretboards.

    Hope this helps! :bassist:
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    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

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    Here's some Wednesday evening eye-candy for you all!
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    Let's give the beauty one more bump.

    Any trade interests?
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    And this one is sold! Thanks everyone!

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