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FS: Roscoe Century V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by drbakker, Nov 6, 2012.


  1. drbakker

    drbakker Supporting Member

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    This bass has been lovingly cared for and is in excellent shape. It has an amazing flamey top. Hardly any marks. It has been gigged just a few times and always handled carefully. It is an amazing example of Keith Roscoe's craftsmanship.
    This is the Century V Signature, which is the top of the Century line with the carved top and 5 piece neck.
    Here are the specs (note: i have updated many of the spec's thanks to some great help from Gard):
    - Pommele Sapele top
    - Spanish Cedar body
    - Natural Gloss finish
    - Bartolini p/u's
    - Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
    - 35" scale
    - Standard string spacing (18mm at bridge)
    - Wedge neck
    - Diamondwood nut
    - Black hardware
    - Birds-eye maple FB, Roscoe custom oval inlays
    - Roscoe HSC
    - approx weight is 9.8 lbs on my bathroom scale
    - Price $2400
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  2. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Just when I had myself convinced I don't need a Roscoe Century 5 string...

    The top is amazing and those inlays...nice work Tony.

    Back to drooling...
  3. Moooon

    Moooon

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    wow nice.. like...
  4. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    OH my. (bump & drool & out)
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  6. JOME77

    JOME77

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    Bump for a very nice looking Roscoe!

    Got to love that top, finger board and inlays! :)

    Good luck with the sale!
  7. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow. Now there's a Roscoe I dig. Super-sweet.
  8. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Someone needs to buy this bass so I don't do something foolish...
  9. drbakker

    drbakker Supporting Member

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    Thanks :) ... it is killing me to let it go, but I am selling several of my nice basses due to personal reasons. Otherwise I would never let this one go - it is outstanding.
  10. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    That is sexy.
  11. drbakker

    drbakker Supporting Member

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    Let me put in my 2c on the inlays..
    I know most Roscoe's don't have inlays. Most of the time they have amazing figured fret boards that look better uncovered. But on this bass, I gigged with it many times in clubs, and found the light colored FB and side dots was almost impossible to see!! The inlays were a major improvement in knowing where you are on the FB. They are standard Roscoe ovals ordered from the factory, but installed by the best shop in San Francisco, so it is a totally pro job. Just in full disclosure, the bass did not come from the factory with inlays.
    At first, I wasn't sure I liked them, it was just a necessity to see the positions, but after a while they grew on me, and now I think it looks totally cool.
  12. diptixon

    diptixon Supporting Member

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  13. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Thank goodness.
  14. Sywannab

    Sywannab Supporting Member

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    drooling...
  15. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

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    Killer looking Roscoe, free bump.
  16. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Bart pre along with pups?
  17. drbakker

    drbakker Supporting Member

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    Yes it is an 18v Bartolini pre-amp, thanks for the question, I will update the original post.
  18. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Sure could have used this in church today...
  19. SteveC

    SteveC

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    I just can't believe this is still here. So close to what I'd spec on a new Standard Plus - and its a Signature for a few hundred less.
  20. JOME77

    JOME77

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    Yeah Steve. This one would be perfect for what you want. It's also got the wedge neck with just enough wenge to phatten up the sound (and stiffen up the neck nicely).

    .... and of course if you decided to sell later you wouldn't take the "purchased new" depreciation (unlike a new build).:)

    Beautiful top and classy custom FB inlays!
  21. SteveC

    SteveC

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    It's very tempting...

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