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Benavente Custom 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenBass, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. hey... this has just popped up on ebay.co.uk looks like fellow tb'er eubassix has more up his sleeve (hope you don't mind was gutted i didnt get the gorgeous GB Rumor)...

    this a Benavente Custom 4 looks like an early model in amore tradional style than the lastest crazy (in a good way) designs

    specs are as follows

    Alder body
    Quiled/Spalted Mapel Top
    5 piece neck
    (b'eye mapel/padouk/zebers/b'eye mapel)
    24fret Ebony Fingerboard with Blue LED's
    EMG soapbards
    EMG 18v 3-band active pre-amp
    Hipshot A Bridgr and lite tuners

    and heres some piccy's






    last image looks like a dint in the wood but this can be got rid off i am sure.. ...

    He wants £999 ($1700) for it.. which is pretty reasonable...

    Any thoughts
  2. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Looks like the same bass Brian Barrett had on his site last year for $999.00
  3. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Yea that bass went to Canada. It was a local guy to Chris Benavente in OR. Chris had original built it for the owner about 4 or 5 years ago or so when he did the standard body shape. The custom ordered a newer Benavente and traded that one in, which is why I had it posted. Not sure how it got to the UK or if it really did.
    Its not a bad bass, but nothing to compare to the newer instruments..

    Hope that helps,