SOLD Birdsong C5 Short Scale 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JTaylor, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. JTaylor

    JTaylor Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2017
    I am very sadly selling this mint-condition bass due to an old injury in my fretting hand that is limiting my ability to play a five-string. It is custom-made and finished in December 2017, and came out so well that Scott Beckwith decided it would be the template for his new C5 basses.

    Swamp ash with a rosewood stringer and rosewood fretboard with face dots, black Hipshot hardware, dual soapbar pickups, 31” scale, 24 frets, maple neck and headstock, wood knobs and truss rod cover. Currently strung with D’Addario Chrome flatwound strings and only played in my clean non-smoking home, comes with the original hard case. It was 2600 new and I'm super bummed to sell it, but open to offers.

    C5 white background.jpg C5 body in case.jpg C5 in case 1.jpg C5 back full in case.jpg C5 back contours.jpg C5  back countours 2.jpg C5 body detail.jpg C5 fretboard detail 2.jpg C5 on its side in case full copy.jpg C5 neck on its side in case.jpg C5 Headstock CU.jpg C5 tuners ECU.jpg C5 serial number.jpg C5 upper horn ECU.jpg C5 case label.jpg
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  2. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    That's a beauty! Don't be scared off by JT's lack of feedback here - she's local to me and a first-rate person to deal with. GLWTS, DM
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  3. JTaylor

    JTaylor Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2017
    Thanks Dee-man!
  4. Well, yea.....after all..he is...Dee-man!:thumbsup:
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  5. Hambone70


    Jan 31, 2018

    Long shot, but do you have any sound clips, particularly of the B string?
  6. JTaylor

    JTaylor Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2017
    Here is a video by the luthier:
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  7. JTaylor

    JTaylor Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2017
    He decided to modify the Hy5 line as the C5 line this year based on the one he built for me because he liked so much how it came out.
  8. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
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  9. Hambone70


    Jan 31, 2018
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  10. LHawk58


    Sep 23, 2019
    I bought my Hy5 back in 2012 and told Scott I didn't like the chopped off looking horns can he build me one with sharp horns. It's been my main bass since but I might put it up for sale here to pay off some debt. :(
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