Craigslist "Special" – Homemade Bass from Fender Parts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by burl0029, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. I saw this one on CL yesterday. It's listed for $400. At first I thought I was posting it to get a laugh, but it's starting to grow on me a bit.
    "This is a custom built Bass. I used all Fender P bass parts and neck. Perfect ballance and plays like a dream.... Very cool body cuts. Fits like a glove. Great light action... Gold in color with Silver accents. One of a kind. Better in person than the pictures can relay..."






  2. Meddle


    Jul 27, 2009
    Creative for sure. Could pass it off as a Buzzard prototype.
  3. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    You are right - it does have a certain "Something". If you want to play a truly unique bass, this is the way to go, yes??
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    if i was in a glam rock band i'd be going to try and play that for sure:)
  5. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    Love the PU cover as bridge cover.

    IMO, you have to at least go play that.

  6. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    ... my only concern would be that the 'Fender' donor he used may have been a Squier Affinity ... unique for sure ...

    Edit to add: ... Dave, you have a PM ...
  7. that will be perfect for when i play my bass solo on the moon.
  8. The headstock looks like the head of something else.
  9. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX

    I'm not really the "wild and crazy guy" type, but if I was, I'd check that out. The contours kinda won me over.
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Got to admit that is pretty cool looking.
  11. I'd love to try it out, but 45 minutes of driving (each way) is out of my range for something I won't buy. You don't see a lot of gold basses, but this is making me want one.
  12. Yeah, even if the guy used cheap parts, he's not getting much for his time in building it. Maybe it was just an experiment he ended up not liking.
  13. Neat shape, but I see one concern. What was the donor body?
    If it was a P or J-bass, that bridge was NEVER that high up the body.
    That neck won't intonate correctly unless it's still a proper 34" scale.
    Let's hope he did his own body...
  14. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I like it.
  15. A quick measure on pic 1 confirms that it'll intonate.
  16. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
    For $400, I'd definitely get this.
    Very creative design.
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would rock that thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ............. but only in my bedroom when no one else was home.

    It's kind of like a chubby wom........... oh never mind.
  18. $400.00, huh?

    Nope, I'd say closer to $100.00, and that's being generous.

    That's not even taking into account that it's friggin' hideous.
  19. GAPendragon


    Jun 6, 2011
    Is that silver stuff on the front felt?