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SOLD Benavente Vortex 5 Flamed Bubinga

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Here is a gorgeous Benavente Vortex. A fine example of the true craftsmanship of Chris Benavente. Fabulous playing neck, great balance and capable of super low string action if desired. A real work of art. (See pics)

    - Beautiful flamed Bubinga top over nice Ash body.
    - 34" scale neck is maple with multi piece thick Bubinga stringers.
    - Maple fretboard with Bubinga block inlays. Neck is also bound. String spacing is 19mm at bridge
    - Benavente custom preamp with pickup pan, 3 band EQ, active/passive and mute switch
    - Custom DiMarzio dual coal pickups enclosed in matching Bubinga/Ash pickup covers
    - Recessed Strap-loks

    A one-of-a-kind instrument this is the prototype Vortex #1. Originally stocked with a John East preamp Chris Benavente later installed his custom Benavente preamp.











    In excellent condition. Very few imperfections including small ding on the side of the neck (as seen in the pic above), a couple small indentations in the headstock (not really noticed), and small superficial marks. Look at the attention to detail in this instrument.

    Will ship with hard shell case.

    I'm looking to trade for a 5 string like Roscoe, Warrior, Tobias, Sadowsky, FBass, Smith, Pavel, maybe higher end Warwick etc. Let me know what you've got.

    Sale price: crazy good deal here. I'll probably regret this. $2000 shipped. Paypal fine.

  2. torres_bass

    torres_bass Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Orlando, FL
  3. jimc


    Sep 17, 2002
    New Carsmell, CA
    I might have been the first owner of this, if so I got it from Steve Barr when the Dudepit was happening.

    If it's the one I'm thinking of, great bass1
  4. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
  5. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    Gotta ask the "weight" question.....

  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    9.5 lbs according to digital bathroom scale
  7. Wow! That's a beautiful Benavente. These basses sound as amazing as they look!
  8. Freddy-G.

    Freddy-G. Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    Duluth, Georgia
    I'm a BIG fan of Chris' basses. I'm tempted. :D
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wow, just wow.
  10. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Do you have a cash price?
  11. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Nice, how the balance standing?
  12. I will pass thanks for the offer.

  13. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    bump for a bass I keep looking at, even though I can't afford it and don't have anything nice enough to trade
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Balance is great. I have no issue with neck dive.
  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    OK folks. Crazy good sale price here. $2000 shipped. Paypal is OK.
  16. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    String spacing at the bridge is 19mm
  17. arszon

    arszon Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Thanks for the offers. One I'm about ready to pull the trigger on. Just want to check. Any Roscoe's or Sadowsky's or similar out there?
  19. Benavente


    Aug 14, 2002
    Could you by chance do me a favor and send the serial # to me. I have been working on completing some #'s in the great Benavente book of serial #'s. Over the years, things happen and has made some of the numbers unreadable. Thank you very much.
  20. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Sure thing. Sent to you.

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