Deposit Made for NYC Sadowsky

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alembicbones, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    In celebration of my upcoming 50th birthday, I made a deposit on a bass build that I've been thinking about for many years. As it turns out, the fine folks at Sadowsky offered me the best option for completing a dream bass of mine. I've mentioned the specs in other threads but here are the final build specs:

    5 string NYC Vintage J, Chambered Ash in Sherwood Green
    White Pearloid Pickguard
    Single Coils with Standard Sadowsky Onboard Preamp
    Maple Fretboard with White Pearloid Block Inlays
    Matching Sherwood Green Headstock
    Chrome Hardware

    Now begins the wait. I've been quoted 8 - 10 months for completion. It sounds like a long time but I bet it goes by pretty quick. I'm really psyched about this build.

    Happy Holidays to All.

  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I'm excited for you! I hope you love it when you get it.
  3. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    All I got for my fiftieth birthday was a bag of tacos. Congrats to you!
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  4. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Lucky! My birthday is right around the corner. Hope the wife at least takes me out for Sushi.:sour:
  5. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    My first (of only 4) Sadowsky basses was sherwood green. That was the one that got me hooked on Sadowskys. I think it looks totally great with a tortoise guard and a mint/parchment guard too. If you're interested, get them to cut you two extra guards while they have your bass! ;-) May also want to decide if you want Sadowsky-style or Fendery vintage knobs. Will be an awesome bass!
  6. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Congrats! The wait will be interminable, even though it will very likely be right in that window. ;)

    Great idea regarding having additional pickguards made.

    The only thing I might offer is to consider having the vintage tint done to the neck. Particularly on a darker bass with a matching headstock, it should look really nice.
  7. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    8-10 months? That's crazy. Is it going to be ready before you hit your birthday?
  8. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    My NYC Sadowsky was a birthday present from my wife on my 50th. Because it came from her and was on that eventful day I vowed I would never sell it. And I never will - but not just because of the gift or the event, but also because of the bass itself.
    Enjoy that Sadowsky. I hope it comes to mean as much to you as mine does to me.
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  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats sounds like it's going to be killer and what % do you have to put down if may ask?
  10. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Last time I placed an order it was $500.00 (though I was free to put down more if I wanted to).
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  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Mmm...low B goodness coming your way. Congrats!
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  13. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Inactive

    Apr 6, 2008
    Does Sadowsky make their own bodies and necks or do they outsource them?
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  14. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    So here I sit in my office with this in a cardboard box like 3 feet away:


    Looking forward to the end of the day so I can jam out.

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  15. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Totally expect to see that at this year's GTG. Wonderful looking bass.
  16. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Is there a tentative date for the GTG?
  17. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Er... I'll PM you later on it :D
  18. BigDaddyO

    BigDaddyO Rockin' Ruben

    Sep 23, 2007
  19. muggsy


    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    That's beautiful. I ordered a Sadowsky for myself when I turned 40, so I understand how you feel. Enjoy!
  20. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    Congrats, enjoy the heck out if it!