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FS/FT: MTD 535-24 Rare & Unique!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Astroman, Apr 1, 2014.


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  1. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    This bass is an absolute monster but I'm desiring more of a Fender on steroids tone. Hoping to specifically find a trade for a recent model Sadowsky 5 with an alder body/maple top and pau ferro board. Will consider other brands, but must have those woods with 1 7/8" nut & 19mm spacing. Especially interested in a Will Lee 5, despite the 1 3/4" nut. I do not care for maple boards at all, so I'll pass on those offers.

    Asking $3750, what I paid. A little higher than the typical pre-owned MTD, but this one has custom upgrades. Built December 2010. Excellent condition, not a mark on her.

    3-piece Makore (Cherry Mahogany) body - $4800.00
    2 octave neck- $200.00
    Rose of the Mountain fingerboard- $200
    Luminlay side dots (Glow-in-the-dark activated by LED light provided) Helps to navigate your fretboard on those dark stages!
    "10" Spalted maple top -$700.00
    Matching peghead veneer-$100.00
    Matching truss rod cover-$100.00
    Buzz Feitin tuning system-0.00
    Custom bass case-$400.00

    Total-6500.00

    The tone is open and transparent as you would expect with all MTDs with the Bart package. You can clearly hear the warmth and clean top end from the Makore & Maple, but more even sounding than the typical ash body. The finger board tone is very similar to pau ferro, and stunningly beautiful! I can provide sound samples if required.

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  2. tcasas1465

    tcasas1465

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    How long has it been in use ?
  3. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    I've only had it a few weeks. Only gigged out once, last owner babied it as well.
  4. tcasas1465

    tcasas1465

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    any sound clips? :ninja::bassist:
  5. tcasas1465

    tcasas1465

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    any sound clips? :ninja::bassist:
  6. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    I'll get some ready soon...
  7. eddief1

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    Hey, I am interested in your bass. I am in love with it. Let me know if it's still available.
  8. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    I'll post when it is sold or traded, then close thread when transaction is complete! Send PM for serious offer.
  9. richrod

    richrod Supporting Member

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    PM sent
  10. richrod

    richrod Supporting Member

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    Check email Astro...
  11. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    On hold...
  12. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    And sold to richrod!
  13. richrod

    richrod Supporting Member

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    She's is a thing of beauty! You may now close the thread...lol
  14. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

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    Tone & playability are there in abundance as well! Enjoy!

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