SOLD 2006 Eshenbaugh Black Forest 6 (Single Cut)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by .matthew e wengerd., Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Price:
    $2,750 OBO
    I just don't play this beautiful thing enough to warrant holding on to it.

    It's Mark's original Black Forest (single cut) design and plays like a dream. Just too much bass for my bi-weekly church hit.

    Asking $2,750 OBO

    6 string
    NECK:4 piece Flame Maple/Black Limba with black laminate
    FINGERBOARD: 34" scale 24 fret Gaboon Ebony
    BODY: Swamp Ash core, Alder wings, full Flame Koa top and Flame koa rear wing covers, Custom Koa-capped Ebony knobs from THG
    FINISH: Poly-oil
    PICKUPS: Nordstrand Dual Coils
    HARDWARE: Black Hipshot UL tuners
    NUT: brass
    BRIDGE: custom Ebony/Koa ESHENBAUGH IN-PLACE (floating)
    ELECTRONICS: Aguilar OBP-3 with coil taps and active/passive switch
    WEIGHT: 8.6 pounds

    • Matching control cover, hidden hardware (incredibly clever, sturdy magnet design)
    • NO FRET MARKERS except for the Abalone silhouette design. No side dots either
    • Matching ramp
    • Stacked knobs matching diameter for low profile
    The bass is in excellent shape with one ding on the bottom of the body, shown in photos

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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
  2. I should add - will consider trade+cash.

    edit: If anything, I'm looking to trade down.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  3. daychris


    Nov 2, 2003
    West Virginia
    Fantastic bass you've got there. I also have a 6 string single cut from Mark, and it stands up with everything else I own, including my Carl Thompson. Someone needs to buy this fast. Good luck with the sale.
  4. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wow! Super rare!
  5. brstma

    brstma my dog is an awesome dog Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Of all the beautiful features on this bass that piece of ash on the back is what I like the most; What a piece of art!
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  6. Unreal. If I had any $$ in my account this would be on it's way to me. Everything about this bass is incredible...

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  7. ba-dump-bump
  8. Merry Christmas!

    Wanna buy yourself a present? :D
  9. Saturday bump for a fine specimen.
  10. Offers Entertained
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I have a Surine Homage 5 I just put on the market in the classifieds. I also have a Clover XP15 6 string.

    Is the ramp removable? I like ramps but not in that position.

    I've owned an Eshenbaugh J5 for several years now. Overall a very nice bass.
  12. @Brad Johnson, the ramp is removable - it's pressure fit and has only come off a couple times during string changes (and only out of curiosity).

    PM me what you're thinking on trade values.
  13. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I played an Eshenbaugh at the Atlanta Bass Gallery a few years back. It's a shame he is not making these instruments anymore. They are amazing!
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  14. Happy New Year bump!
  15. A little morning bumpage.
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wow MEW, I totally remember when you had that built. Killer bass, wish I had the $ for it.
  17. Jairaj - these are the times....
  18. I've had a couple very nice trade offers that made me realize I might not have been clear:

    I'd consider any trade that was a significant trade down for me and included at least $2,000 in cash.

    Thanks and happy Sunday!
  19. First week of the New Year bump.
  20. Bump - Anyone looking to trade up?