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FS/FT Brawley 5 Thru-neck, 35," Tobacco, Nordstrand Big Singles

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sailorofcheese, Mar 18, 2014.


  1. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    Hi, Looking to sell or trade my Brawley Artemis 5-String bass. Here's a quote from the old website from Keith Brawley:

    'In summary, Brawley Guitars combines Yankee ingenuity and global capability. Our American designs are executed in Korea using maple from Canada, rosewood from India, swamp ash from Louisiana and frets from Japan made from German alloy! This is truly an international achievement that bears my name, my dream, and my passion. I hope you’ll take the time to play a Brawley guitar or bass and see how dreams can come true.”

    Its an excellent bass w/ surprising quality. I'm looking to try something different, as my other bass has similar tone/feel.

    Specs:
    Thru Neck (maple neck/rosewood fretboard)
    Looks like a flamed maple top w/ ash body (tobacco burst/sunburst)
    3-band preamp (original)
    Upgraded pickups to Nordstrand Big Singles
    Made in Korea, amazing build quality.
    Between 18mm-19mm string spacing at the bridge
    35" scale (tight B-string, no issues)
    24 frets (very very good fretwork)
    *not pictured is a Brawley pearloid inlay emblem at the 12th fret.

    Sale: $500 w/ Nordstrand Big Singles OR $400 w/ original Pickups - Local/cash only in LA but meeting up in the San Francisco Bay Area is a possibility.
    Trade: REDDI box, American Fender P5 + cash, Yamaha BB5000AF, Ibanez Gary Willis GWB-35 Fretless, Aguilar TH500, Genz Benz Shuttles or streamliners.

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  2. beardedclam

    beardedclam

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    Interesting brand, I have not seen one of these in a little while. Got any more pics? Thanks
  3. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    The pickup covers that currently on the bass are alittle scratched up. I'll include a set a of brand new Nordstrand covers, still packaged.

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  4. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    excellent sounding bass

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  5. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    I'm very interested in an Ibanez GWB-35 fretless bass if you got one!!...and are in LA. bump
  6. groovemaster88

    groovemaster88

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    Width at nut?
  7. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    Total Nut Width: **1-15/16" (50mm)
    Last edited: May 1, 2014
  8. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass.............I love these old Brawley's. The quality is absolutely fantastic!
  9. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    Thanks bassguy. it truly is a amazing bass. Im on the market for my first fretless, so we'll see what comes of this sale.
  10. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    trade bate: American Fender P5 + cash, Ibanez Gary Willis GWB-35 Fretless, Yamaha BB5000AF, Aguilar TH500, Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2, bump
  11. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

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    Big singles are absolutely fantastic..........when I redone my Brawley, I noticed the pickups and pre were marked like Ibanez. Somebody who likes a well made bass ought to grab this one. If Keith would have kept going, everyone would know about these basses...........he had a passion for quality.
  12. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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  13. kshipley1

    kshipley1 Supporting Member

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    Hi, what's the weight on this beauty? Is the fretboard radius flat or fender-ish? Thx
  14. kshipley1

    kshipley1 Supporting Member

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    One more quick one; with Fenders 5 strings width at the nut at 1.875/ 47.6mm, the Brawley at 2-1/8" (53.975mm) seems exceptionally wide. Sorry to bug you, but are you sure of that width at the nut. Thank you
  15. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    Weight is at least 10lbs. Hopefully i'll get a more accurate weight for you soon. With the wood combination heavy Ash/maple, its on the heavier side. I'm measuring from the the very end of the nut at each side, not the string spacing. ** CORRECTION. total Nut width is 1-15/16" (50mm). its still a wider neck than the fender. I'm unfamiliar with fender 5 string fretboards. the fretboard is not flat. it does have a radius, however, not extreme. I dont have much to compare to sorry. Hopefully you can try it out in person. This bass was comfortable for my hands, which arent' gigantic.
    Last edited: May 1, 2014
  16. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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  17. kshipley1

    kshipley1 Supporting Member

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    Would you consider shipping if I paid shipping plus extra $$ for your time and effort
  18. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

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    For a Korean made instrument, these are really decent. We sold them at Sam Ash when I worked there. Great bang for the buck!
  19. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    Bump still for sale. I will consider shipping, however, I will have UPS wrap/package it to have it fully insured. I can get shipping rates if interested pm me with your area code.
  20. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese

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    maybe trade for a REDDI box? bump

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