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SOLD Cliff Bordwell 5 string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cyclopsbookworm, Nov 25, 2016.


  1. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Price:
    1650
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    My great bass purge continues. I plan to only keep one fretless and one fretted. I've been going back and forth whether to sell this bass or my Zon custom, as they are both fantastic basses.

    I'm leaning towards keeping the Zon, so up this guy goes. Cliff Bordwell TS custom 5 neckthru. Macassar ebony top and fretboard. Wenge and maple neck. Not sure about the body. Strung e to c. 34" scale, 19mm spacing, Dunlop strap locks, hipshot ultralites, drop d tuner, 1 7/8" nut

    Some dings on side/bottom of the body but frets in great shape and plays great. Has all nordstrand electronics, so you know it sounds fantastic. Weight is 9.2 lbs on the bath scale.

    Ships in a generic gig bag but I package very well. Local deals welcome but price is shipped conus. No international shipping.


    Cheers!

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  2. cbarsby

    cbarsby

    Sep 28, 2015
    More pics?
     
  3. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Pics updated and weight and nut width added as well.
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Body looks like mahogany. Wish I were a better 5-string player -beautiful bass.
     
  5. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Thanks. I thought about mahogany but the color is more yellow and the grain pattern isn't tight enough.
     
  6. cbarsby

    cbarsby

    Sep 28, 2015
    Can you post a pic of the whole bass?
     
  7. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    I'll add more pics when I get the chance
     
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    There is a great video of this bass on YouTube. The link is on Cliff's website.
     
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  9. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Full pics added.
     
  10. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Considering offers. Really don't want to put up my zon.
     
  11. lsu921

    lsu921

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    You should sell the Zon. :)
     
  12. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    I just might if this one is around too much longer. Then I'd just have the nut recut for b-g on the CB.
     
  13. derekcbass

    derekcbass

    May 2, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Pickups and preamp?
     
  14. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Nordstrand DC in the bridge with series/parallel switch, big split in the neck, Nordy 3-band preamp. 18 volt.
     
  15. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Price drop.
     
  16. Is there anything necessary to string it B-G other than adjusting the nut grooves?
     
  17. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    You might have to swap out the drop d tuner for a standard tuning machine. Not 100% sure that can be used on a b string or not.
     
  18. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Final price drop.
     
  19. zinnwick

    zinnwick

    Jul 26, 2013
    Hudson Florida
    bump for a beautiful CB bass!
     
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  20. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    On hold pending payment.
     

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