SOLD Cliff Bordwell Big McNeely Six String Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JohnD32, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. JohnD32

    JohnD32 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Unfortunately, I am selling my Cliff Bordwell Big McNeely. It is an alder body with a tulipwood top and pap ferro flat fingerboard. The ramp, which is also pao ferro, hods two Nordstrand split coil pickups and the rear cavity holds the Nordstrand preamp. It is a short scale, 32" bass with Hipshot tuners and bridge. I currently have it strung from E to high F. It has a slight ding in the rear of the bass just above the rear cavity cover.

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  2. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    If that body is alder I'll kiss your ash.
    awesom9 and Brother Goose like this.
  3. dooft11


    Dec 30, 2003
  4. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    Awesome. Is the ramp flat or radiused?
  5. TapyTap


    Apr 26, 2005
    What's the nut width and bridge spacing on this instrument?
  6. JohnD32

    JohnD32 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    I am going off of memory on the body so it probably is ash rather than alder. The ramp is flat, but so is the fingerboard. I will look up more of the details and give you guys a little more information.
  7. JohnD32

    JohnD32 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Here is some more information from the builder.

    Big McNeely-Bass 6-string

    Scale length: 32
    Neck shape: Oval

    Thickness at 1st: .810(thin)
    String spacing at Bridge: 18mm

    Body thickness: 1.525

    Neck: Modern
    Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

    Fingerboard Radius: 0(Flat)

    Nut: Stabilized Ebony

    Full faced top: Yes
    Body woods

    Top: Tulipwood

    Accent: Purpleheart veneer

    Body: Ash

    Headstock Plate: Tulipwood

    Back of headstock: Purpleheart

    Cavity cover: Purpleheart


    Color: Black
    Bridge: Hipshot style “A”
    Tuners: Ultralites

    Truss rod: two-way adjustable

    Strap locks
    Output: Face mount

    Pickups: Nordstrand SE’s

    1 larger Pau Ferro wood pickup cover slammed up against the bridge

    Preamp: Nordstrand 3band Vol (a/p switch), Blend, t/m/b
    Controls: Pau Ferro wood knobs
  8. benjobass

    benjobass Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    PM sent

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