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SOLD Custom 5 string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by avgonzalez, Nov 8, 2018.


  1. avgonzalez

    avgonzalez Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Greensboro, NC
    Price:
    600
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I bought it off reverb as just the body and fretted neck- nothing more. The seller said it had been sitting in his shop since the early 90s when he was a dealer as an order that was started and never payed for. Not sure what truths there is to that but the craftsmanship is on par with other tune basses I’ve played from the time and according to bass japan direct, the GOTOH branded tuners would be correct for a one off / prototype bass.

    34” scale and a fretted neck instead of a fret less neck. Brass nut, ebony board. Alder body with flame maple top, flame neck.

    currently has aluminum hipshot bridge.


    all detailed measurements can be found in photos in this imgur album:

    i can PM any an all photos from the album, but have attached a few photos of the body in natural lighting to give you an idea of the bass. the ONLY blemish I could find is also noted beside a scale showing .01" measurements.

    I will ship via UPS insured at $600 inside a fender G/G branded HSC and packed securely.
     

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  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Is there a pickup/electronics installed?
     
  3. avgonzalez

    avgonzalez Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Greensboro, NC
    No sir. WYSIWYG. On the imgur is some more detailed gut shot photos with an empty cavity!
     
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Thanks!
     
  5. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Music City via the Motor City Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Nashville/ Detroit
    So it looks like it was supposed to have the Lightwave Optical Pickup system in it. Is it full hollowbody or just the wings?
     
  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I think it was actually set up to take a piezo pickup, like the Tune WB fretless: https://www.tuneguitars.com/wb5-fm-spec
     
  7. avgonzalez

    avgonzalez Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Greensboro, NC
    Just the wing with the hole!
    I have 0 information because it doesn’t line up with the fretless model in that it’s a fretted neck.
     
  8. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    That looks like one of the early “Audio Optics” prototypes from before they became Lightwave. They built several on tune basses.
     
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  9. avgonzalez

    avgonzalez Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Greensboro, NC
    Bump!
     
  10. avgonzalez

    avgonzalez Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Greensboro, NC
    BUMP! Trades will be listened to
     
  11. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I see that you sold it, I hope the new buyer posts about it on TB!
     

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