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FS/FT Pete Hilton Custom 5 String *Stunning & Mint*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by thomasjbass, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Absolutely stellar and gorgeous Pete Hilton 5 string bass. From top to bootom this bass is unique, beautiful and displays some of the most exquisite craftsmanship that I have had my hands on. A little bit of backstory on Pete, he studied under the great Carl Thompson and had an absolute passion for making great basses. He recently relocated from the East Coast back to the West Coast and is now making great basses in California. For more on Pete and his art, check out hiltonguitars.com.

    I picked this bass up from the original owner, and the bass is pristine. Not a mark or ding on this baby from top to bottom. I will say that I reserve the right to change my mind, as this bass is different than any other in my collection so I may eventually reconsider.

    I am asking $4000 for this bass, which I think is very affordable. As far as trades are concerned, I would really only be interested in the following:

    Ritters
    MTD 535-24
    NYC Sadowskys
    Carl Thompson
    F Bass BN5 (with exotic top)
    Ken Bebensee 5
    Dingwall Prima
    Fibenare Customs 5
    Ken Smith Black Tiger

    Bass Specifications:
    Body: Curly maple core, bocote/black walnut top and back, Ziricote center with black walnut/bocote stripes. Ziricote/bocote pickup covers.
    Neck: Mahogany with ebony stripes and binding
    Fretboard: Pau Ferro
    Headstock: Bocote headstock with veneers
    Electronics: Kent Armstrong Pickups
    Built: 7/29/13

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    basskillah RWB Supporting Member

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    Amazing!
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    Nice! 34" scale?
  5. thomasjbass

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    36" scale, like butter. Might also consider certain Elricks or Cellinders...
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    funkboy5 Dear God please make me funky... Supporting Member

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    Out of my price range...

    But that headstock is sick. Beautiful bass.
  7. thomasjbass

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. This baby has some serious interest but as of right now it is still available...
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    An amazing combinations of wood, and a bump for a great TB'er to deal with.
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    dangerouscello I wore a suit under this Supporting Member

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    Some very interesting offers, but nothing that is quite a fit just yet.
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    Bump for classy woods.
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    Lots of interest, but not the right trades.
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    Still available for now...
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    Rocket man... Burning out his fuse out here alone..
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    The best basses that I tried at the NAMM 2014. Incredible tone…
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    An amazing bass from an amazing luthier. Pete Hilton is building some beauties. Glwts
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    Thanks for the kind words! This bass is an amazing piece.

    Last week my mom passed so I'll be headed to California, I'd like to get this sold before then so please make me a reasonable offer and she is all yours.

    Thanks...
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    Sorry to hear that Thomas .. Thoughts and prayers with you And your family..

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