For Sale Keith Brawley 5 String - 35" scale, Quick/Local SoCal Sale

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  1. sailorofcheese

    sailorofcheese Supporting Member

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    Hi, Looking to sell or trade my Brawley Artemis 5-String bass. This is a very unique bass wtih surprising quality. I'm looking to try something different, as my other bass has similar tone/feel with the same upgrades Here's a quote from the old website from Keith Brawley:

    'In summary, Brawley Guitars combines Yankee ingenuity and global capability. Our American designs are executed in Korea using maple from Canada, rosewood from India, swamp ash from Louisiana and frets from Japan made from German alloy! This is truly an international achievement that bears my name, my dream, and my passion. I hope you’ll take the time to play a Brawley guitar or bass and see how dreams can come true.”

    Specs:
    Thru Neck (maple neck/rosewood fretboard)
    Looks like a flamed maple top w/ ash body (tobacco burst/sunburst)
    Made in Korea, amazing build quality.
    Between 18mm-19mm string spacing at the bridge
    35" scale (tight B-string, no issues)
    24 frets (very very good fretwork)

    PRICE DROP $650 ---> $550 + Shipping ---> BIG DROPPP $400 Local/Cash Only

    *At one time this bass had a glockenklang preamp and nordstrand big singles as pictured, however, original pickups and pre have been re-installed. the price drop reflects this change.
     

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  2. beardedclam

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    Interesting brand, I have not seen one of these in a little while. Got any more pics? Thanks
     
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  4. sailorofcheese

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    Total Nut Width: **1-15/16" (50mm)
     
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  6. bassguyky48

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    Beautiful bass.............I love these old Brawley's. The quality is absolutely fantastic!
     
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    Big singles are absolutely fantastic..........when I redone my Brawley, I noticed the pickups and pre were marked like Ibanez. Somebody who likes a well made bass ought to grab this one. If Keith would have kept going, everyone would know about these basses...........he had a passion for quality.
     
  8. kshipley1

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    Hi, what's the weight on this beauty? Is the fretboard radius flat or fender-ish? Thx
     
  9. kshipley1

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    One more quick one; with Fenders 5 strings width at the nut at 1.875/ 47.6mm, the Brawley at 2-1/8" (53.975mm) seems exceptionally wide. Sorry to bug you, but are you sure of that width at the nut. Thank you
     
  10. sailorofcheese

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    Weight is at least 10lbs. Hopefully i'll get a more accurate weight for you soon. With the wood combination heavy Ash/maple, its on the heavier side. I'm measuring from the the very end of the nut at each side, not the string spacing. ** CORRECTION. total Nut width is 1-15/16" (50mm). its still a wider neck than the fender. I'm unfamiliar with fender 5 string fretboards. the fretboard is not flat. it does have a radius, however, not extreme. I dont have much to compare to sorry. Hopefully you can try it out in person. This bass was comfortable for my hands, which arent' gigantic.
     
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  11. kshipley1

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    Would you consider shipping if I paid shipping plus extra $$ for your time and effort
     
  12. DaveAceofBass

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    For a Korean made instrument, these are really decent. We sold them at Sam Ash when I worked there. Great bang for the buck!
     
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    Hi. Could you post a photo of the headstock?
     
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    Check out post #4 :)
     
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    Seriously underrated bass here. I have the bolt on 5'r and it is really nice. If I could swing another I would be all over this one.
     
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  16. tnickk

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    I have a p bass for trade....
     
  17. sailorofcheese

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    pms replied. bump. still here
     
  18. sailorofcheese

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    Bump for $550 +shipping price change
     
  19. sailorofcheese

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    Price is now $400. Glockenklang pre and Big Singles are GONE!!!! original electronics have been installed. $400 for a solid backup bass. bump
     
  20. sailorofcheese

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    bump $400 for a solid 5 string. There's not many 5 strings this price range built this well anymore.
     

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