SOLD 2011 Bordwell Big McNeely

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Koog, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    United States
    2011 Cliff Bordwell Big McNeely 32" Scale Four String

    Sold and on it's way to Ohio. Thanks Robert!

    My downsizing continues. I have owned this bass since July of 2012 and am the second owner. It was a custom build for the original owner. It has some minor playing wear, but nothing noticeable without very close inspection. Nothing that will photograph. It has been treated gently and maintained regularly. It has spent nearly all of its time with me in my year round, climate controlled music room.

    It is a wonderful example of Cliff's work and use of a variety of beautiful woods. It plays very well, is comfortable up and down the neck, and has no dead spots. It is the only bass I've seen with a figured Koa fingerboard and, in addition to being unusual, the Koa is beautiful.

    Here are the specs:

    • Thickness: 1.525”
    • Core: Mahogany
    • Top Walnut Burl
    • Accent Layer: Maple
    • Center Block: Mahogany / Flamed Maple
    • Back: Walnut wings
    • Rear Cavity Cover: Padauk
    • Set Neck
    • Scale: 32”
    • Frets: 24….stainless steel
    • Shape: Oval (C shape)
    • Width at nut: 1.5”
    • Woods: Maple/Wenge/Bubinga 5 piece
    • Fingerboard: Figured, Stabilized Koa
    • Fingerboard radius: 16”
    • Nut: Stabilized Ebony
    • Walnut Burl headstock facing
    • Padauk and Ebony accents at heel
    • Tuners: Hipshot USA Ultralite
    • Bridge: Hipshot adjustable A style ….set at 19 MM spacing
    • Truss Rod: 2 way adjustable….access at body front
    • Output Jack: Recessed side mount output
    • Strap Locks: Dunlop buttons
    • Pickups: Nordstrand Dual Coil….wired in parallel
    • Pickup Covers: Mahogany/Maple/Walnut Burl
    • Pre-amp: Audere 3 band (9V)
    • Controls: Volume, Blend, Treble, Mids, Bass
    • Switches: front switch is a three way mids frequency control....rear switch is active/passive
    • Control Knobs: Macassar Ebony with Cocobolo tops
    • Weight: 7 pounds, 9 ounces
    • Presently strung with nicely aged D'Addario Chromes
    My price is $2,275.00 shipped, insured CONUS. I only accept PayPal for payment. I can usually ship to your PayPal verified address the next business day after payment is verified. I am not shipping internationally at the present time. Please contact me via private message on this forum to ask questions or make an offer to buy this bass. I can usually respond to private messages within a couple hours.

    I am not interested in trades for this bass. All trade offers will be politely declined.

    This bass came to me without a case. I have purchased a new Gator G4 gig bag for it and will include that in the sale price. I pack very well and the bass should ship safely in the bag. If you want a more substantial case, I can include a gently used Reunion Blues Continental Voyager heavy bag for an additional $120.

    Enjoy the photos and thanks for looking.

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    Footnote: The recent edit is to correct the specs on the switch controls. Sorry for my error. I had a question today (August 19) from another member about the controls, got the bass out and played it and discovered the error. The control information in the specs above is now corrected. Thanks to Kenny for the question!
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2021
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  2. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Oh man, this is f'in killer!
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  3. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Very nice bass.

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  4. bassmahn

    bassmahn Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2007
    Minneapolis MN
    I really, really, really, wish this bass was 34" scale. I wish you luck with the sale!
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  5. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    If your downsizing, I can only imagine what your keeping. Good luck with this beauty.
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  6. LowWay

    LowWay It’s got 4 strings ‘cause they’re bigger! Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    W Mass
    I really really wish it were a 30” scale and 8 ounces lighter.
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  7. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Geez somebody snap this beauty up.

    These are going to be prized in a few years. Everyone's sleeping now.
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  8. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Also, my current CB is 32" and it is incredibly fun to play, medium scale is great.
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