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SOLD 5 String Cliff Bordwell CB Bass.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scottm, Nov 29, 2016.


  1. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Price:
    2600
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Virginia
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    Up for sale/trade is my 5 string CB Bass made by Cliff Bordwell.

    Trades: Any fretted Warwick Dolphin Pro 1... maybe a 5 or 6 string Warwick Thumb neck through with Bubinga top or custom shop Warwick Thumb fretted.

    The bass was delivered in 2014, and never left my office. I've owned a bunch of Cliff Bordwell's basses, and this one has been really amazing! This bass is in mint condition, and one of the best sounding basses I have ever owned! I just really don't play bass anymore.
    I helped the builder with this bass shape and he was nice enough to name it after me. The scale is 35", yet with the placement of the bridge so near the rear of the bass it feels like a 34".

    Price - $2,600 U.S. (original price was $4,230.00).
    I will pay shipping in full with insurance - only ship conus.

    I pay a ton of extra money to have everything professionally packaged by my friends at the UPS store, usually costing at least $100+ dollars. See my feedback for more info.

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    CB Basses
    Big McNeely-Bass 5-string

    Dimensions
    Scale length: 35
    Neck shape: Oval

    Thickness at 1st: .850(standard)
    String spacing at Bridge: 19mm
    Body thickness: 1.525(thin)

    Construction
    Neck: Wenge with Purpleheart stringers
    Fingerboard: 2-tone Katalox

    Fingerboard Radius: 0(Flat)
    Nut: Dymondwood
    Full faced top: Yes
    Body woods
    Top: Buckeye Burl #83
    Accent: Purpleheart
    Core: Mahogany
    Accent: Purpleheart
    Back: Buckeye Burl #82
    Headstock Plate: Buckeye
    Cavity cover: Purpleheart

    Hardware
    Color: Black
    Bridge: Hipshot style “A”
    Tuners: Ultralites
    Truss rod: two-way adjustable

    Fretted
    Strap buttons or Strap locks
    Output: 1/4" Face mount(N/C)

    Electronics
    Pickups: Nordstrand SE’s in wood covers
    Pickup covers: Wood covers(Katalox)
    Preamp: Nordstrand 3-band
    Controls: Vol/Blend/ t/m/b A/P switch Wood knobs(Katalox)
    Switches: 1 (a/p)

    Gig Bag
    Standard gig bag: N/C

    Notes:
    UBC(under bridge chambering )
    Matte finish due to Buckeye

    LUMINLAY SIDE DOTS
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    There is usually about a year wait to have a build start with Cliff Boardwell, so save some money and time and enjoy this amazing instrument!
    Feel free to message me with any questions. I only deal with payments through Paypal. This bass will sell quick, so hurry and message me now.

    -ScottM
     

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
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  2. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Wow...That is beautiful.
     
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  3. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Thank you campbems, God bless.

    -ScottM
     
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  4. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Just to clear up some of the questions I've been getting already...

    Trades: Warwick Dolphin Pro 1... maybe a 5 string Warwick Thumb neck through with Bubinga top or custom shop Warwick Thumb.

    Hope that helps.
    - ScottM
     
  5. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Just to clear up some of the questions I've been getting already...

    Trades: Warwick Dolphin Pro 1... maybe a 5 string Warwick Thumb neck through with Bubinga top or custom shop Warwick Thumb.

    Hope that helps.
    - ScottM
     
  6. davepack

    davepack

    Jun 16, 2004
    Denver, CO
    What's the weight? And, do you have any sound clips?
     
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  7. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    My sound clips are awful, because it's through my iPhone 7. I can send them to you though if you would like.
    Bathroom scale says 9lbs even.

    All messages have been replied to! I got some interesting offers so far, but the bass is still up for sale.
    -ScottM
     
  8. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    All messages have been replied to! I got to admit I've had some interesting trade and cash offers, but I'm only interested in a high end Warwick Thumb or Dolphin as trades or the full price listed.

    Thank you all though,
    -ScottM
     
  9. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Man... this is a true gem! WOW!
     
  10. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    IMG_0758.JPG Thank you!

    I added a pic of it on the wall.
    -ScottM
     
  11. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    That was a lot of work, but all messages have been replied too. Bass is still available!

    -ScottM
     
  12. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Decided to send the bass back to the builder for some more updates.

    Thank you everyone for the offers,
    -ScottM
     
  13. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Bass is now sold, going to Denver CO.

    Thank you all for the interest,
    -ScottM
     

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