SOLD Cliff Bordwell 5 String Fretless Semi Chambered

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by zinnwick, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. zinnwick


    Jul 26, 2013
    Hudson Florida
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    I am halfway through my first year of teaching, and I just don't play this work of art enough to justify owning it. Sadly, I'm selling it. It's by the far the best bass I have ever owned, so I could just as easily keep it, but I figure it deserves to go out into the gigosphere to be treated right.
    Currently, its equipped with Thomastik Infeld strings and plays brilliantly. The tone has great mwahs and thick lows. It is in MINT condition and was originally 4k out of Cliff's shop. I'm the second owner.

    I would consider trading for a Rickenbacker 4003 or maybe a good Warwick Jazzman.

    Here are the specs:

    Scale length: 34"
    Neck shape: Thin Oval
    Thickness at 1st: .810
    Width at nut: 1.750
    String spacing at Bridge:18mm
    Body thickness: 1.525

    Neck: Modern (Maple/Wenge)
    Fingerboard: Gaboon Ebony
    Fingerboard Radius: 16”
    Nut: Stabilized Ebony
    Full faced top: Yes

    Body woods:
    Top: Thuya Burl
    Accent: black
    Body: Walnut
    Back: Caribbean Rosewood
    Headstock Plate: Thuya Burl w/ Abalone inlay
    Cavity cover: Walnut

    Color: Black
    Bridge: Brass Hipshot style "A" w/ Piezo and Bartolini piezo buffer
    Tuners: Hipshot Ultralites w/ X-tender dbl. stop.
    Truss rod: two-way adjustable
    Fretless: Abalone side dots at 1,3,5,7,9,12 15,17,19,21,24
    Strap locks: Dunlop Dual Design (blk).
    Output: 1/4" side mount

    Pickups: Nordstrand FatStacks in Gaboon ebony wood covers with 16" radius and thumb carving
    Preamp: Nordstrand (3B-5A) 3-band w/ Active/Passive switch Controls: Volume, Blend, Treble, Mid, Bass, Piezo Buffer Bartolini Buffer w/ battery box

    Semi-chambered bridge
    Wenge pick-guard inlay
    Abalone inlays

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    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
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  2. RickC


    Jun 9, 2005
    Cliff's work is always compelling. What's the weight?

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  3. zinnwick


    Jul 26, 2013
    Hudson Florida
    I just put it on the bathroom scale and it comes in about 8-9 pounds.
  4. zinnwick


    Jul 26, 2013
    Hudson Florida
    Bump for a beautiful bass. Got a nice offer I'm considering!
  5. zinnwick


    Jul 26, 2013
    Hudson Florida
    AND SOLD! Congrats to Jeff for getting this work of art. Will be missed by this Floridian bassist.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017