FS: John Buscarino Custom Wave Bass Nova 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jamesyeh, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I am not really sure if I want to sell this bass but try to get some info from you guys about this bass in the market since I don't know anything about this bass but one thing for sure it is a collection piece. It was originally built by John Buscarino who is now the world famous guitar builder (he does not build bass anymore)

    3000 + SHIPPING

    funk /jazz band - YouTube


  2. Joel Graham

    Joel Graham Exiting Gracefully

    Feb 1, 2004
    I talked with John on the phone back in the late eighties with the intention of having a bass built. Then, he talked at length about the difficulty of getting great woods easily and stated that the Japanese were buying the woods like wildfire. Jeff Berlin has a Nova on the stand in his instructional video... I know John now makes arch tops and are very expensive ones at that! He was a very nice person on the phone and talked to me for awhile. Sometime around 2000, I secured a used Nova, figured maple over alder body, bocote neck, maybe ebony fingerboard and had been owned by Edwin McCain's bassist. Well made. Absolutely top quality construction!! Jeff Berlin owns a Nova Wave and, from the video, has no intentions of parting with it!!
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  4. P2141402 - YouTube
    This video shows better pics of the bass
    I will try to get the pics ASAP
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  6. 77PBass

    77PBass Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
    More than 3 links to see a picture?
  7. Plantbrain


    Oct 9, 2006
    If you are serious about selling a 3K$ bass, provide pics. Seems reasonable.
  8. lslimcuttah


    May 14, 2007
    Bump for a sick bro on bass............. my new role model
  9. Make offer
    Sounds amazing but because of the weight since I am small guy
    I will have to let it go
    Thinking about 1800
  10. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Cary, Il
  11. 77PBass

    77PBass Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
    No pix, no bass.
  12. Guys pixs have been added already
  13. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    This isn't about this thread but is that bass in your icon an antonatsai? Or how ever it's spelled. I really want one but at 430 bucks on eBay for a 7 string, I'm suspicious. And the fact that they are in saigon
  14. Taking offer now
  15. The last pic is not the nova bass

    But the other two are