SOLD Fender Limited Edition Sandblasted P bass, Ex.Cond.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ric426, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Price:
    950
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    Here's my 2nd favorite P bass ever (and IMHO the best Fender made P bass I've played). It's a NOS 2014 Limited Edition American Special Sandblasted P bass that, aside from the playing marks and scratches on the pickguard, could pass for brand new. It's never been gigged or even left my smoke free house and has less than 10 hours of playing time (plus whatever time it was played at the guitar shop where I bought it new). I also have a new white pickguard for it if the buyer is interested. Personally, I think it looks better with the white guard.

    It weighs in at 7lbs 15 oz, balances nicely on a strap and has one of the nicest P bass necks I've ever played. Nut width is 1.65", but the neck is not at all chunky and has a nice low drag satin finish. There is no discernible fret wear at all. It's had flats or pressure wound strings on it until just recently when I put a new set of DR Pure Blues strings on it. The stock electronics work perfectly and have that classic P bass tone. The pots appear to be CTS made and are smooth and quiet. It comes in a new Fender gig bag with all the case candy still sealed in it's plastic bag and will ship safely packed in a new double layer instrument shipping box. I'm a fanatic about careful packing.

    Depending on which story you believe, there were only 25 P basses in this color available in the US or there were only 150 total made in this color, or if they exported 125 of them, both could be true. In any case it's an unusual bass, but also a very good one. Now, if you're like me, you're thinking "If it's so great why is he selling it?". Well, I'm selling it because I've got 2 other P basses, one not worth selling and the other is my dream P bass. I'd like to have an early '50's style P bass, so this one is up for sale to help fund building or buying one.

    The price is $950 shipped to continental US. Shipping to other North American locations can be negotiated. Payment preferred by USPS Money Order, but Paypal is acceptable. I'd prefer a straight sale and don't have any trades in mind, but I'm selling it to build or buy a '53-'56 style P bass, so anything that would get me closer to that goal would be interesting. I might also be tempted by a nice 5 string that weighs 8 lbs or less, has 16.5-18mm string spacing and 34" or less scale length.
    Please PM with questions or offers.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  2. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Wow!
     
  3. BigBear77

    BigBear77 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2017
    She’s a beauty
     
  4. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    All PM's replied to. Thanks!
     
  5. Johnny21

    Johnny21 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Northern NJ
    crazy good looking grain on that!
     
  6. goes to 11

    goes to 11

    Sep 13, 2012
    I have 2 of them. I Made my red one custom satin white. These are great P basses. unbelievably light. One of mine has seymour duncans and the other has Geezers.
     
  7. goes to 11

    goes to 11

    Sep 13, 2012
    If they made a third color I would buy that too. My son has a rare sandblasted stratocaster that looks like its been burned in a fire.
     
  8. The Deep

    The Deep

    Jul 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    What kind of pick ups are installed?

    Thanks
     
  9. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    The only page I found that lists the pickup says it's an American Standard Alnico V. I'll see if I can get any more info on it.
     
  10. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Here are the specs I found listed elsewhere:
    Specifications:
    • Series: Limited Edition
    • Body Finish: Satin Urethane
    • Neck: Maple, Slim "C"
    • Body Material: Ash
    • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
    • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
    • Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dot
    • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
    • Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
    • Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
    • Pickups: American Standard Alnico V Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
    • Controls: Volume, Tone
    • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Flat-Top
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
    • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
    • Other Features: Single Disk String Tree
     
  11. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    https://www.talkbass.com/threads/fender-sandblasted-p-bass.1334240/
     
  12. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Thanks, we've already been trading PM's. I appreciate the tip though.
     
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  13. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I shouldn't, but I am, drawn to blue basses.
     
  14. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Really intrested!! pm sent !
     
  15. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    SOLD!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  16. JSorrentino

    JSorrentino

    Nov 12, 2018
    Anyone willing to sell their sandblasted bass?