SOLD Birdsong Fusion with upgrades. Short Scale Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by pwilson, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. pwilson

    pwilson Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    For sale is my Birdsong Fusion, #40 built in 2014. I bought it here in May 2017.

    The bass has a mahogany body with a mahogany/maple/mahogany neck and an ebony fretboard. The entire bass has a blackwashed finish, giving it a nice chocolate brown color.

    There is a small of amount of play wear, but nothing that takes away from the build. The only dings I found were very small, and are shown in the pictures, right around the input jack.

    The bass is VERY lightweight, probably around 7lbs and balances perfectly. Tone is nice and mellow, rounded out with a slight plucky sound to it due to the ebony board. Scott describes the Fusion as a blend between upright and electric, and this bass fits that description perfectly.

    A standard new Fusion goes for $2350. This bass has several upgrades that would cost more on a new build, including the blackwash finish, rear routing, and ebony board (which I am not even sure if Scott offers anymore).


    This is taken directly from the website Birdsong
    Birdsong Basses include:
    • Short 31" scale for less reach and easy fretting - comfy 24 fret neck.
    • Side dots are standard - face dots are optional.
    • Standard mahogany, walnut or Spanish cedar body (see FAQ)
    • Balanced & light weight - 7 to 8 pounds - some even closer to 6!
    • Maple neck, rosewood or maple fingerboard
    • Warm passive tones, incredibly big sounding. These are REAL basses.
    • 1.5" nut width, 17.5 mm spacing at bridge, 14" radius
    • Pro-quality parts throughout, beautiful hand-rubbed oil natural finish.
    It comes with a Birdsong Varitone control which you could use to replace the installed tone control. I never got around to doing this mod. Per the original owner:

    The varitone gave you preset tone configurations. It doesn't turn smoothly like a typical tone knob, but rather clicks into place (I think there are six total options). Each configuration does something different to the tone, like cut the bass or treble, or boost one.

    I switched it out because I prefer the typical tone knob (I am the type of player where it is turned up to 10 or dialed all the way back, nothing in between, so the varitone never "clicked" for me:D) and Birdsong sent one out to me. Scott used varitones on a lot of his basses a few years back, but I don't think he does anymore unless you ask for one. He also used to make something called a BBox (I think that was the name of it). I never owned one, but I believe they were basically the varitone in an effects box that you can run your bass through like a pedal.

    It was originally installed on this bass and is in the case right now, so I wanted to mention it as I will ship it with the bass so that if someone decides to try it out they have the option.

    $1600, PayPal payment, and free shipping in the US 48. Original Hardshell Case Included.

    Any questions, please ask :)
  2. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Great bass at a great price! Super comfy to play. That 3-piece neck is a Scott special fer sure! GLWTS, DM
  3. pwilson

    pwilson Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    Seattle, WA
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