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SOLD Archtop Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Lincoln, Jul 3, 2014.


  1. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    Price:
    Trade feel
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Ohio
    Trade feeler for a decent fretless 5 string...

    In return I have my lovely archtop...
    Walnut top
    Maple back and sides
    Walnut neck
    Padouk or possibly Mahogany fretboard ( don't know the original builder on it)
    The head stock is amazing carved but I'm not sure from what...

    It currently has K&K transducers and an endpin in it with tapewound strings...if you're looking for a bass that sounds like an upright...this it it! It has a few scratches, nothing major. But I'll take detail pics over the weekend. In the meantime...hers a sound sample!



    bass 5.
     

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  2. Sounds great ! A message also sent.
     
  3. davelowell2

    davelowell2 Uhh... FaFaFooey is BaBaBooey... Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    NYC via StL
    That's awesome! What's the scale length? What's your trade value?
     
  4. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    34 in scale trade value of $1500, thanks for inquiring!
     
  5. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    bump for ideas
     
  6. 707hippie

    707hippie

    Jan 13, 2013
    Wish I had a fretless 5 to trade sounds great
     
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1404679610.267181.
     
  8. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    bump
     
  9. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
    Sounds Fantastic! GLWS
     
  10. Lobaw

    Lobaw

    May 14, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    pm with a trade offer
     
  11. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    Hi gang! Posted some additional detail pics. There's about 3 tiny dings and a little bit of scratching under the lower bout which all but disappear with lemon oil. The lines on the fretboard a drew in lightly and can be easily wiped off before trade or sale. Some additional specs for you guys:

    34 in scale
    1 5/8 width at the nut
    3/4in string spacing at the bridge
    bridge appears to be bone
    with the arch the depth of the bass ranges from 3 1/2 at the edges to 4 1/2 inchs at top height of the arch (top and back )

    It doesn't have a case - but I'll back it as bullet proof as it came to me...if I keep it I'm thinking a soft 1/4 upright bass case will fit it...
     

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  12. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    More info...There's an opening at the headstock where you'd anticipate a truss rod, and there is what appears to be a rod you'd turn. However, there doesn't be enough turning radius to accommodate adjustment. That being said, I've had zero problems with the neck! And I keep the bass in AC so I've been able to minimize some of the seasonal changes. The bridge is held down by string pressure so intonation by a luthier can easily be done. And, I'd ship it with more bubble wrap peanuts and double boxing than you can imagine. 3-4in of bubble wrap peanuts and double boxing around the entire instrument...
     
  13. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    bump
     
  14. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    bump
     
  15. Did you ever sell or trade this?
     
  16. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    I did sell her! Beauty of a bass!
     

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