TRADED 93 Warwick Fortress R&B (German)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bmac314, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. bmac314

    bmac314 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    IMG_0105.JPG This is a 1993 Warwick Fortress R&B model. Made in Germany. Serial # ending in 0438. Wenge neck, Wenge Fretboard. Brass frets with the exception of the 1st fret. It has been replaced with a Stainless Steel fret. (By previous owner) Brass Nut.
    I can't tell if the body is Ash or Maple. I've read these R&B models were Ash. It's a 2 piece body. To me, it looks like the top half is Maple (its flame figured) and the body half is Ash. The grain is completely different on both halves.
    I bought this not too long ago thinking I would like it over my Bubinga Corvette, but I'm just too attached to my Corvette.
    I put new Gotoh tuners on it. ( I still have the original Warwick tuners that will be included)
    It has the original Seymour Duncan pickups. 2 of the Pots are original, the Master Volume and blend Pot have been replaced with CTS pots by the previous owner. It's all passive Volume/ Volume now.
    There's a cosmetic crack in the clear coat finish at the neck pocket. It's not in the wood. There's also a section on the Treble side of the neck between 3rd & 4th fret that has some wood scalloped away. Not sure how/ why it's like that. Does not effect playability. I tried to get a good pic.
    The bass sets up good, truss rod works as it should. ( this is the old style neck where the truss rod can be replaced if ever needed)
    The truss rod cover was missing when I received the bass. I do have a newer style "Warwick" truss rod cover that I will include with the bass.
    There are minor cosmetic scratches/ swirls on the bass from regular use. ( although great condition for bass 23 years old) there's also a white scuff mark on the lower part of the bass by the input jack. (Looks like it'll rub out with 3m rubbing compound)
    I don't have any time to spend with the bass to mod it like I want, so I'm letting it go to get back what I've put in to it up to this point.
    I have an acoustic guitar gig bag that I will ship it in. It'll be securely wrapped inside and outside the gig bag to protect it during shipping.
    I will cover shipping cost in lower 48 USA.

    Open to trades. I like Fretless stuff, acoustic guitars, electric guitars. Pedals, try me...


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  2. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Oh man that is a fine specimen of Golden age Warwick...
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  3. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    The neck on these basses is killer! Slim, fast, and supremely stable. I'd put one on each of my basses, if I could.
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  4. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Lovin' the lows

    Feb 1, 2010
    Davenport, IA
  5. bmac314

    bmac314 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    I haven't weighed it yet. It's light. It can't be over 8.5 lbs. I'll weigh it this afternoon
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