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SOLD Carl Thompson 1980

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by S.O.T.G. Rich, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. S.O.T.G. Rich

    S.O.T.G. Rich Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Corpus Christi Texas
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    5505EE08-FC32-4C9C-A2BF-08A3F6CDF593. 19F56819-A57A-4360-94C5-95D781088A3C. 6ECB86B4-26CE-4822-B4A8-97A9CC807C2E. F2EB53EF-29F6-4EAF-A1CC-230E11FDE964. AF400F71-2038-48AA-9D45-E50CB298AB49. 3CAB4514-B908-48B3-A906-842B24A7581A. 07B59D9C-47E1-468B-B8CF-419D92910449. 22DBCC46-9B88-4257-A3B9-D2890EACE1A4. 6FD4D968-55E5-4478-BCDC-36BE46569493. The 1980s did NOT see a lot of Carl Thompson Basses made. The entire decade only yielded about 5 basses, and THIS is one of them (Serial and information corroborated and verified by Aaron Carl Thompsons Website Admin, Joey Kruse and Carl himself). This Bass is a serious collectible for the most die hard Carl Thompson fans. Yes, its not the "Scroll" style most casual CT fans (especially the Les Claypool worshippers) are used to seeing, but if you are a TRUE Carl Thompson fan, you know how special and unique this Bass is.

    The body style is very similar to his 70s bodys (Minus the Scroll), the balance, weight, and feel of this instrument is incredible. Its a Fretless and plays beautifully. This is probably one of the most rare bass guitars you will find from Carl’s shop.

    I recently had some upkeep work done by Joey Kruse (Works WITH Carl) including fretboard leveling, circuit modification, and pickup covers.

    I will upload low light and normal photos

    34” scale fretless with side dots at expected unlined positions
    2 x Kent Armstrong pickups
    Passive circuit
    Weight on my scale 8.2lbs (don’t know how accurate that is. It feels lighter)
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  2. S.O.T.G. Rich

    S.O.T.G. Rich Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Corpus Christi Texas
    Forgot to mention..... this is the only set neck in this shape I’ve seen.
    TolerancEJ likes this.
  3. ogiebb

    ogiebb Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    Rosenberg TX
    Bought 2 CT Basses from Rich and both were superb and the real deal.
    S.O.T.G. Rich likes this.
  4. Sharknose79

    Sharknose79 UNPAID greenboy/fEARful endorser

    Sep 15, 2011
    South Cackalacky
    I have nothing to disclose at this time.
  5. jwright9

    jwright9 Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Why don't you list it on Reverb and/or Ebay?

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