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SOLD FS/FT: Wyn Fretless 5, Looking for a Roscoe

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JohnnyR, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Here's an excellent example of custom handcrafted instrument. This Wyn fretless five (lined) was made by Randall Fullmer (Wyn Bass Guitars). Randy is a Master Luthier who only produces 25 to 30 instruments a year. He has crafted instruments for Jimmy Haslip and Abraham Laboriel to name a couple. Do some research, you won't find anything but stellar reviews of the instruments he produces.



    The materials and craftsmanship that went into this bass are absolutely top shelf. I've never seen better. The action is low and fast. From the pictures that follow you can see that this instrument was completed in September 2012. The latest price list I saw indicates that to reproduce this bass you'd be north of $5,000 and then there would be a LONG waiting period (around a year). He builds them by hand himself.

    Here are some spec's:

    Ash Core with a Wenge Tone Layer and a AAAAA Figured Walnut Top, Matching Headstock
    34 1/2 inch scale
    Neck Though, Tapered Core 5-Piece Neck with Wenge/Curly Maple/Padauk, layers
    Hand cut bone nut, 1 3/4 " width
    String Spacing at Bridge 19mm
    Two way truss rod
    12 to 18 inch compound radius, Lined fingerboard (24)
    Ebony Fingerboard - Lined
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    Hipshot A style fully adjustable bridge/solid brass saddles
    Nordstrand Fat Stack humbucking pickups
    Full six pot passive and active controls
    Nordstrand 3 3 band – boost/cut 9 volt on board pre-amps
    Copper shielding / electro-socket jack
    Custom matching hardwood truss rod and electronic cavity covers
    Multi-coat hand rubbed Poly/Oil finish
    Dunlop Dual Design strap locks
    Weight estimated at about 9 lbs
    Aftermarket Hardcase Included

    Control Configuration.
    1. Push pull Volume. Down is active, up is passive.
    2. Pickup blend with center detent.
    3. Push pull tone and coil tap. Down is dual coil, up is single coil
    4. Active cut boost treble control
    5. Push pull Active cut boost mid control. Down is 400 hz. Up is 800 hz.
    6. Active cut boost bass control

    Pictures follow/attached.

    Sale Price: $2,800

    Trade For: Roscoe Fretless of equal value

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  2. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Here are a couple



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  3. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Completion date Documented by the builder himself.......


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  4. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Bump for a beautiful bass and a top notch TB'er to deal with!

    Man! This Wyn is truly a piece of art!
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  6. JohnnyR

    JohnnyR Don't Believe Everything You Think

    Jun 4, 2012
    Played this one quite a bit over the week-end.

    Decided that this would likely be one of those cases where I'd regret letting it get away. It just plays too well.

    So, guess this one's staying with me.

    Appreciate all the inquiries.

    One last thing, if you guys get the chance to actually see and play one of these rare instruments, don't miss it.

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