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SOLD 2017 Elrick Expat NJS 5, Walnut

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bertthebassist, Dec 31, 2017.


  1. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Price:
    1700
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    PRICE DROPPED TO $1700 OBO, SHIPPED CONUS, FOR A 6 MONTH OLD BASS WHICH COST ME $2449.
    PM WITH OFFERS

    I love this bass, but my septic sewage system needs replacement.
    I bought it NEW early November 2017.
    PRICE DROPPED TO $1700 OBO shipped CONUS for a 6 month old bass
    PM with offer

    Elrick Bottom.jpg

    Elrick Expat Handmade New Jazz Standard 5-String Bass Guitar, Walnut Brown Finish, MOP Blocks

    Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard Basses
    A truly unique Jazz Style instrument, featuring an angled headstock and 24 frets+zero fret. All NJS basses feature a “heel-less” body design with extended treble access. To optimize stability as well as playability, the neck attaches via six bolts in an asymmetrical pattern.

    Features:
    35” scale
    24 frets + zero fret
    Swamp Ash Body
    8.53 Lbs.
    High Gloss lacquer Finish
    3-piece Quarter-Sawn Maple Neck
    Quarter-Sawn Indian Rosewood Fretboard
    Mother Of Pearl Blocks in Fingerboard
    2-way adjustable truss rod
    Bartolini Jazz pickups (Made in the USA)
    Bartolini 3-band pre-amp w/3-way mid and active bypass (Made in the USA)
    Fully shielded control cavity
    Hipshot Ultra-light tuners – Black Finish (Made in the USA)
    Elrick bridge – Black Finish (Made in the USA)
    Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons (Straplok compatible!)(Made in the USA)
    Elrick Fundamental strings (Made in the USA)
    Elrick Zero Gravity case

    Finish:
    Walnut Brown (swamp ash body) w/ Black Pickguard

    Rob Elrick picked out the wood, had it put together in Europe, and then he did all of the final touches here in the USA.

    String spacing at the neck is 36.5mm center of B to center of G and 75mm at the bridge, measured by me

    Elrick Case.jpg Elrick Top.jpg Elrick whole 1.jpg Elrick Bottom.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
  2. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Barely used 2017 Elrick
    Purchased November 2017, I paid a sale price of $2,449 (normally $2,874).
    New Prices range between $2,449 - $3,174 with the Mother of Pearl blocks and depending on how long he has had them.
    They go as low as $2,129 for his base model

    If you prefer a different color combination, Rob and John currently have these:
    Elrick Expat NJS 5-String | Elrick Bass Guitars
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
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  3. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    I supply the swamp ash for Rob’s basses and I think that is a 1pc body blank, also.
     
  4. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Mr. Majestic
    It looks like 1 piece to me. Thank you for the info.

    Elrick back.jpg elrick bottom 2.jpg
     
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  5. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Definitely a beautiful 1pc body blank!
     
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  6. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    The pearls on the neck look good too Elrick neck.jpg
     
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  7. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    head shots

    Elrick head.jpg

    Elrick back head.jpg
    Elrick head 2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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  8. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    This instrument is gorgeous, surprised it's not getting more attention here.
     
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  9. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Phillipkregg,
    You and me both. I am also amazed that no one grabbed this yet.
    If my house did not require a new septic system, this would not be for sale.
    It is a crappy reason to sell equipment.
     
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  10. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    If you are on the fence about this, don't wait too long. Tax refunds are coming and someone else may grab it.
     
  11. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    2000 shipped CONUS
    The only change I made was to blacken the hole at the base of the neck.
    Current picture February 2018
    Elrick 12.jpg

    Original picture from Elrick's website October 2017
    Expat5NJS0921212Front.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
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  12. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    Damn, that is a stunning bass! Subtle and intense at the same time, which is a hard thing to pull off! I can’t believe it hasn’t been scooped up yet. Sorry you have to sell it, wish I could buy it, and I hope someone else does soon...
     
  13. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    It does hurt to sell it. I finally found a bass where the head, neck, body and hardware blend nicely together. I really dislike blond tops on rosewood fret boards with another color body. They look slapped together.
    The colors on this flow nicely and look like they belong together. It sounds great too. It does not scoop as much as my Fender Jazz did. The mids are balanced nicely with the highs and lows.
     
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  14. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA

    Absolutely, positively gorgeous bass, Bert! Elricks are so well-made that I am sure it plays and sounds as great as it looks.

    You are selling some fantastic gear, between this bass, the EICH amp and RevSound cabinet. I wish that I could afford all of it actually!!!

    Good luck with teh sale of your gear (I know that it hurts), as well as with the septic system and your truck.

    Doug
     
  15. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    If you are looking for options for your tax refund...
    $2,000 shipped CONUS
     
  16. feelinlow

    feelinlow Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Bay Area/Northern, CA.
    PM sent
     
  17. Tbfus

    Tbfus

    Feb 20, 2007
    Sweet Basses !!
     
  18. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    I purchased the bass from Elrick 4 months ago. I also purchased an Eich T-900 amp and RevSound bottom ported RS210 at the same time. It is the perfect setup for me. 1 month later, I found out my septic system requires replacing, and it will cost almost $20,000, so I am selling my perfect setup.
     
  19. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Still available.
    This one has the $370 mother of pearl blocks in fingerboard option.

    Elrick 3.jpg

    Elrick 4.jpg

    Elrick whole 1.jpg
     
  20. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    price drop to $1900
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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