No longer available Dingwall AB2 Prototype

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LawDog, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. LawDog

    LawDog Supporting Member

    Price:
    3800
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Ontario
    The first Dingwall AB2 - get your hands on a piece of history!

    It is with a heavy heart that I must list this amazing instrument due to current circumstances. This was the prototype for the AB2 line and was acquired by an endorsed artist for touring. I picked it up last spring, had it refurbished and was able to record with it for one of my bands' upcoming album; however life changes require that I free up some cash and rely on my Combustion model for now.

    Has the Aguilar preamp and comes with a Dingwall gig bag. Has a fresh new bridge assembly from Dingwall with less than 2 hours playing time on it. Currently missing one of the control knobs but a fresh new matching set of knobs is on its way from the Dingwall shop. edit: the new control knobs have arrived! new pics with the matching knobs to follow eventually! /edit

    My bathroom scale shows her at a very solid 9.8 lbs - this is before they started doing chambered bodies!

    Shipping can be discussed, there are no CITES issues with this bass.

    Any questions feel free to PM me or comment below.

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
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  2. EMoneySC2

    EMoneySC2

    Aug 25, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    I recently bought a Canadian Dingwall from @LawDog. It was packaged well, was shipped promptly, and arrived as-described. Buy with confidence.
     
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  3. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Supporting Member

    Gorgeous bass!

    But no F-hole. Doesn't that make it an AB-1?
     
  4. LawDog

    LawDog Supporting Member

    The AB1 models use Alder or Swamp Ash for body wood and have Maple necks, and did not have a preamp option back in 2002 when this one was made :)

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  5. ABII's did not always come with F holes. The F holes came along when Sheldon went with walnut bodies, and he made them semi-hollow, which among other things, helped to reduce the weight.

    I owned an ABII that had a solid Mahogany body and Bubinga top and neck. It also had FD1 pups. I miss it.
     
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  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Bubinga neck! :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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