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Anyone want to buy a CUSTOM HANDMADE SX?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lfmn16, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    That's what's written on the headstock.
  3. azwipe


    Jul 9, 2013
    Washington, DC
    In fairness to the seller, that is what it says on the headstock.

  4. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I stand corrected. Still, it's not what I believe most people think of when they think of a handmade custom bass.
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    At least he has it priced correctly
  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    That's what it says on the headstock so it must be :eyebrow:
  7. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    Nothing wrong here...
  8. If I was local I'd have bought it already...
  9. nofrontin

    nofrontin Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    I would of probably bought it too..
  10. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    The body has a nice grain to it. My fretless is an SX Vintage Series, and it's a surprisingly good bass. It's got a really warm sound to it. But yeah, "custom" and "handmade" are not the first things that come to mind, despite what the headstock says.
  11. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I sanded the logo off of mine Not that I care it's an SX, it's just super cheesy. That little one out at the end is so odd. I honestly prefer a clean head stock.
  12. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Hammersmith Music
    Yeah - misleading labeling on the part of SX. Custom handmade by our CNCs and volume production line. lol

    Good price and good quality bass at that price, though. Wishing I was local also.
  13. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    I already have two of the old headstock SX jazzes but like most have said, if I was local, I'd jump on it.
  14. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    The control cavity on mine looks like it was gouged out by hand with a dull chisel. Still, they're great basses. This one would be a good deal.
  15. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Not totally. If One-of-a-kind is a synonym for "Custom", I can vouch that SX basses, I have quite a few, ARE Custom Handmade IF ONLY because the screws for the pups, neck and pickguard are obviously done by HAND and therefore you cannot simply swap out necks or pickguards. EACH bass is UNIQUE.
  16. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    You can wordsmith all you want, but I doubt that 1 in 1,000 people think that screwing in a pickup makes an instrument hand made. I think SX makes good bases, but I don't know anyone that considers them handmade and custom.
  17. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    I was kidding. Guess I should have put a winkie emoticon after it... I thought it was obvious.
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 SUSPENDED Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    He is simply quoting what it says on the headstock. Also it is the version where the headstock actually looks good.

    Also the bass comes from China. The Chinese are not known for truth in advertising.

    All in all that is nat a bad bass ... offer him $99
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nuthin' to see here folks...move along.
  20. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    My apologies. It wasn't the first time I missed that, and unfortunately probably won't be the last.