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FS: Emerald XB 35 Fretless Acoustic 5 String Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by khui, Jul 4, 2012.


  1. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    aloha folks,

    i am selling my 2012 custom 1 of a kind Emerald XB 35 5 string acoustic bass guitar with "woody" quilted maple top. Those of you who know me (either from here or ebay) know i am a collector and not a gigging musician. pleas note i am an experienced seller of high end items including bass guitars. although my transactions here is low, i have 754 FB on ebay w/ 100% positive. Previous sales included Roscoe, F Bass, Musicman, Martin, Pedulla, Carvin, Fender, Warwick, etc. you can go to my FB rating under spy-d and check out the following FB dates:

    -May 22, 2011: Item #290564964567 sold for $3200.00
    -January 29, 2010: Item #300385513516 sold for $1725.00
    -January 21, 2010: Item #290387468261 sold for $2175.00
    -December 23, 2009: Item #300371354313 sold for $1771.01
    -December 18, 2008: Item #300278978917 sold for $1300.00
    -March 7, 2008: Item #300201613148 sold for $2084.26
    -December 7, 2007: Item #300181700507 sold for $1340.00


    My instruments stay in the case and the case collects dust. I'm seriously down sizing my entire collection to maybe just 1 or 2 basses and here is one of the ones that's being offered. So....here's some specs:

    Carbon fiber molded body

    34 inch scale
    17.5mm string spacing
    weight : less than 5 lbs.

    amber bust finish on wood (custom option)
    gold hardware (custom option)
    charcoal fret line markings (custom option)
    "woody" quilted maple veneer top (custom option)
    gold amber tint on back and sides (custom option)

    K & K"microphone" sound pickup no onboard electronics-amplifies natural sound of bass with no onboard controls. sound is not "colored" at all (custom 1 of a kind option)
    "woody" quilted maple venneer headstock (custom 1 of a kind option)
    carbon fiber truss rod cover (custom 1 of a kind option)
    amber molded thumbrest (custom 1 of a kind option)
    Tinted Carbon Fiber top bridge (custom 1 of a kind option)

    My claim of "custom 1 of a kind option" means Alistaire Hayes (owner/luthier of Emerald Guitars) have never produced any other instruments w/ this feature.

    came w/ d'addario bronze acoustic bass strings at my request. however, swapped it out and put on ernie ball electric flat wounds...and sounds like an electric fretless, only unplugged. (Please do not ask me for sound clips...i'm tech challenged and equipment challenged...no gear to do so.)

    Examples of what this bass sounds like:


    Bass sounds the "same" plugged in or unplugged. what an awesome pickup! It has the typical volume for an acoustic bass. Not loud enough to hold its own unplugged in a acoustic jam, but more than enough to practice solo in your house/apt unplugged.



    Includes Emerald Guitars Gig Bag

    $2400.00 inlcudes shipping and insurance anywhere in the U.S.

    $2300.00 international buyers. Buyer pays shipping and insurance.

    please PM me if you have any questions. Thx.

    k.

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  2. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    woodietop2.

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    bridge.
     
  3. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    thumbrest3.

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  4. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
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  5. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    carbonfiber.

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    controlcavity.
     
  6. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
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  7. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
  8. ksukev

    ksukev Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Kansas
    Alistair's basses are works of art, brother. I'm saving up to have him build me a custom number that's gonna be awesome. Good luck with the sale!
     
  9. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    thx...i'm selling off "whatever" goes first to pay for a disney vacation for my family. can't justify having 7 high end instruments around when i'm a collector and not "playing". thx.
    best of luck w/ your dreambuild instrument.
    k.
     
  10. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    bump
     
  11. hifibass

    hifibass

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    If it were a four it would be sold. Best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness and Bushmills!
     
  12. This is flippin' awesome.
     
  13. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    thx for the compliment folks...it is a beautiful instrument...funny how priorities change once you have kids...my whole bass arsenal is gonna hit the classifieds soon...already got this and a warwick up.

    BTW...forgot this pic so posting one more...here's one of the forearm countour.

    k.

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  14. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    bump
     
  15. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
    Incredible, wish i had the cash lying around, GLWS!
     
  16. eee

    eee

    Jan 17, 2009
    Holy christ!
     
  17. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    thx for the compliments. it is a beauty in person! super easy playbility also!

    k.
     
  18. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
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  19. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
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  20. khui

    khui

    Nov 22, 2007
    aloha folks,

    thx for your interest in this bass. if you an international buyer inquiring about shipping cost, please PM your FULL ADDRESS. shippers like UPS and FEDEX requires additional information such as city and zip code for a shipping quote. Thx.

    k.
     

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