SOLD Beautiful R. Low Vaughn, 5-String Scroll Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JKos, Feb 10, 2021.


  1. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Price:
    900
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    R. Low Vaughn 5-string Carl Thompson style custom scroll bass with exotic woods. Hand built in Boise, Idaho, using only American components.

    Excellent, like new condition. This is a beautifully built bass. I'm not a 5-string guy but thought I would try again because I own an R. Low Vaughn Panzer. I'm just not bonding with it. Someone else deserves to play this beauty.

    The original bridge is a handmade wood and aluminum single piece. It is held in place by two screws and the string height is adjusted via wood plates under the bridge which match the shape of bridge. Two plates are provided so you have four string height options. Obviously that could be further tweaked by either making another plate or thinning one of the existing plates. See the one picture from the previous owner with the wood bridge.

    I wanted more adjustability, however. After some measuring, I found that the top half of a Warwick bridge would work perfectly. It does with zero mods to the bass! It is currently held in place by string pressure. It would be possible to screw it down such that the new screw holes would be hidden by the original wood bridge.

    Price reduced to $900 shipped in CONUS.

    Specs:
    - Flamed shedua top and back
    - Solid flamed maple neck and core
    - Indian rosewood fret board
    - EMG JX pickups and electronics; volume, volume, tone
    - Hipshot USA ultralight tuning machines
    - Currently strung with D'Addario Chromes
    - 1 3/4" nut
    - 17 mm string spacing at the bridge
    - 34" scale length
    - Super light at 7 lbs 8 oz!

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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2021
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  2. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    Just Wow!
     
  3. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    I need this gone. Thanks for looking!
     
  4. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    I have this set up at 3/64" action at the 17th fret for the E, A, D, and G strings. B string at 4/64". Fretwork and neck are great.
     
  5. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Still available. Price lowered.
     
  6. OJ Dorson

    OJ Dorson

    Jun 24, 2020
    I've e-mailed you. It's a beautiful bass and I hope we can work this!
     
  7. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Sold to OJ! He flew into LA just to buy it. Ok, not just to buy this bass.
     
  8. OJ Dorson

    OJ Dorson

    Jun 24, 2020
    mostly just to buy this bass... don't tell my partner!
     
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