SOLD Cliff Bordwell 5-String Jazz Bass 2019 Satin Canarywood

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lshermanmusic, Jul 15, 2019.


  1. lshermanmusic

    lshermanmusic

    Oct 7, 2012
    Price:
    2800
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New York
    For sale is a beautiful custom jazz bass by acclaimed luthier, Cliff Bordwell. The bass is a medium scale (32" ) 5-string with a low B, 24 frets. The B is tight, focused, and clear. The bass is equipped with Nordstrand NJ5 70's wound single-coil pickups and a 9-volt Nordstrand 3-band preamp fitted in a metal Fender plate. There are 4 controls: Vol+tone stack/blend/treble/bass+mid stack. There's also an active/passive switch.

    As far as wood goes, the body is made of light weight ash with a canarywood top. The neck is maple with a wenge core and a rosewood fingerboard. All tuners are light-weight and the whole bass comes out to about 8.8 lbs.

    The sound is focused, clear, and punchy in the lower register with a big and round, but well-shaped low end. The middle to upper register becomes nice and bell-like thanks to the single-coil pickups and warm tonal properties of the woods.

    Sound samples available via link below. They're in order from Bridge Pickup -> Neck Pickup -> Both Pickups.







    Mono case included with purchase.
     

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  2. Kevin Guin

    Kevin Guin Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Sounds fantastic. I've heard there are old time producers that consider a medium scale bass guitar to be a kind of secret weapon in the studio. Best of luck with the sale.
     
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  3. lshermanmusic

    lshermanmusic

    Oct 7, 2012
    Thank you!
     
  4. Jabba the bass

    Jabba the bass Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2015
    You have a pm.....
     
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