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Help me ID single cut 6 string please!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JoePlaysDaBass, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. JoePlaysDaBass

    JoePlaysDaBass Gold Supporting Member

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    I played this in a local shop a couple times. It looks like someone bought it and doesn't dig it.

    http://jacksonville.en.craigslist.org/msg/4302127885.html

    The mystery R on the headstock is the only thing to go off. I looked for other identifiers when I played it, even in the control cavity. There are none.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks for stopping by!
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    No idea. Looks like a competent build / builder. $400 IMO is a fair price providing there are no major problems with it.
  3. awilkie84

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    That's really pretty! If I had $400, I'd have that right now. :p
  4. pfox14

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    Great price, but neck looks pretty wide and so does the string spacing. No idea who made it.
  5. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    From the 3rd picture, the headstock/tuning keys placement looks like someone's personal project.

    I'd say the body and fingerboard alone are worth much more than $400. I'm not writing off the electronics, but this bass might still be worth it even if you decided to change the pickups/electronics.
  6. JoePlaysDaBass

    JoePlaysDaBass Gold Supporting Member

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    Personal project makes sense. The materials are high quality, and it balanced very well.

    Whoever built it / had it built must have had huge hands though. I've owned a broad neck Warwick, and it was very comfortable to play. This one felt like you could land an airplane between the strings.

    Also, IIRC, the seller's asking price is more than the shop was asking...
  7. TolerancEJ

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    Agreed. Looks like enough space to fit 7-strings.
  8. Selta

    Selta

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    That bass looks oddly familiar to me.
    At one point a few years back I lived in Daytona, FL. I went and visited a bass builder... either in Orlando or somewhere near Ponce Inlet that had a very nice fretless 5 or 6 string that my memory says looked a good bit like that one in the OP. I remember wanting to place an order with him, but I was pretty broke at the time and unsure about ordering a custom bass of that caliber. Dang I wish I could remember more about who that was now.

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