SOLD Callowhill 7.5 lbs 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by vanderbe, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. vanderbe

    vanderbe Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    9692756F-595A-4B0A-938F-EF34C83B5E59.jpeg CC248ECF-E1A2-414E-8FB4-D59BDE32B6DB.jpeg B2DEEE13-CFE2-4E0F-BC01-45657177F84E.jpeg 83AB7C46-249D-4EC0-917F-270D50AD683D.jpeg 7486B2AE-8FBC-478F-81E6-B17F37A06A68.jpeg 08397D93-1EC1-440E-971C-95B1A8EF3F37.jpeg BA0E15D8-43A7-46D9-AF75-737299137430.jpeg E43E913B-52FF-45C6-A64B-111C91B4CC90.jpeg 248C90C6-679B-4669-8D8A-04BA251B8387.jpeg 74186149-D5D7-415C-B9BD-BDB25652365A.jpeg 95B7F6CD-4DB5-404C-BFEF-FD0D559007C1.jpeg 26184DB2-D11B-4D38-8D2D-CBECB661DD90.jpeg AF367AF4-3873-42F6-A59A-9050206A0BAD.jpeg 9EBC8759-0DFD-44C5-9CC2-C33DDE874C10.jpeg ECA55A85-2D33-4352-941C-1A2FD5A00286.jpeg 47560A62-7D0B-4317-B39B-8A06793C732A.jpeg F129AE71-D3D9-4870-9B1F-91B6769C1819.jpeg Weighing in at a stealth 7.5 lbs is a rare Callowhill J(unk) 5 String with an exquisite and very scarce quilted white ash top. Additional specifics are:
    • 19mm bridge spacing
    • 1 13/16 Bone Nut
    • Macassar Ebony Fretboard on Flame Maple Neck
    • Ash body
    • 34” scale
    • Active
    • Norstrand Big Splits with 3 band EQ
    Callowhill basses were made by Tim Cloonan in Philadelphia who tragically passed away in October 2016.

    I purchased this bass last year from another TBr who was the original owner and commissioned the bass with Tim.

    A recent epiphany of mine concluded that I have too much gear that’s not being used and need to downsize (or add an extension to my house). Therefore, I’m not interested in any trades.

    The bass is $4100 including shipping within ConUS and comes with a Mono gig bag.

    If you are unfamiliar with Callowhill and Tim Cloonan, here are some insights:
    In Memoriam: Tim Cloonan

    The Innovators: CallowHIll's Tim Cloonan

    RIP Tim
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
  2. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
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  3. Sosa

    Sosa Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
  4. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    Geez, I remember this one...that top is frickin' mind-boggling...:wideyed:

    I'm not really a guy who lusts for the boutique stuff, but every now and then...:unsure:
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  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    That's an amazing bass with great grain! I love my Callowhill and it is definitely not leaving my arsenal.
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  6. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Why the sticker over the pickups below the B string?
  7. vanderbe

    vanderbe Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    On my right hand, I play finger style only and I play with my thumb resting on the B String and wrist extended/flexed forward which tends to force my thumb more perpendicular to the string. On some basses, this thumb pressure will occasionally force the string against the pickup pole causing a click or pop. It comes down to poor right hand technique, but I’m an old dog, self taught and have been playing this way for 50 years. I solve the problem with these small rubber self adhesive pads and high tension La Bella Deep Talking Flats. The pads are easily removable, but don’t effect the pickup performance. Weird I know, but there you go. Most players will never have this problem.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
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  8. This bass has an amazing backstory just on the wood used alone. If I could afford a $4K bass it would be this one. Good thing I only play 4 strings or the wife would be getting nervous .
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  9. Dec_BassManMiers


    Sep 30, 2014
    Is this thing still for sale???
  10. vanderbe

    vanderbe Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    Absolutely it’s still for sale!
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  11. vanderbe

    vanderbe Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    SOLD - Awaiting Payment
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