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SOLD Martin BC-16GTE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Blues Infidel, Mar 1, 2014.


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  1. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

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    I picked up this bass a for my Acoustic/Electric project. Sounds and plays great and everybody digs the tone. However, over time I gravitated to my Rob Allen fretless and this guy has become a case queen.

    Close to mint condition, still has factory strings and that ‘new bass smell’. Although in this case it’s the smell of a fine acoustic guitar.

    The only blemish I can find is a very small depression in the clear on the top. It’s towards the bridge on the treble side. It’s very hard to see it and I couldn’t get a photo of it. At first I thought it was just more bear claw in the top, but it isn’t.

    Bass comes with the Martin hard case and all the case candy, and will ship in the Martin shipping box.

    If you are looking at this you probably already know that Martin has discontinued this model and replaced it with something with cheaper woods, a simpler preamp, etc.

    Asking $1200 shipped CONUS. PayPal is fine, but I can make other arrangements if needed.

    I’m not really looking for trades, but I know folks are going to ask, so I would consider the following as part of a trade deal +/- cash as appropriate:

    - Fender MIA or Road Worn Precision Bass, Nash or Lakland P-Bass
    - EBMM Sterling
    - Lakland Hollowbody
    - Gallien Krueger or Eden (USA) amplification

    Any bass trades would need to be light, around 9 lbs or less.

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    More photos:
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/user/bluesinfidel/library/Martin%20BC-16GTE
     
  2. Kevin Woods

    Kevin Woods Supporting Member

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    Bet this bass sounds great.

    Here is the sound of an acoustic bass guitar in the hands of the Irish master player Ronan Guilfoyle.

    Best of luck with the sale.
     
  3. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

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    That guy is awesome - thanks for the link.

    This Martin does sound great. It essentially sounds like the wound strings on a good acoustic guitar, just a lot deeper. It has that warm acoustic guitar tone with a nice shimmer on top. When we were a trio and playing all acoustic instruments, this bass fit perfectly.

    What surprised me most was the playability. It's got a great neck and it basically feels close to what I would expect from a good Jazz Bass.
     
  4. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

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    Updated trade interests.
     
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    Sterling the only MM you'd take? I've got a Stingray 5
     
  7. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

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  8. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

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    And a price adjustment.
     
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