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SOLD FS: FBass VF5 Vintage 5 - 60's Alder/RW - "Almost new"

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by was3funk, Aug 11, 2012.

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  1. was3funk


    Jul 3, 2006
    FS: FBass VF5 Vintage 5 - 60's Alder/RW - "Almost new"

    I might regret this....Up for sale is IMHO the best example of a 60's spec 5-string. I hand picked this out when on tour in Canada. It's build date is 5/12 and I received it 8/1/12. Not even two weeks old! The bass is the easiest playing instrument I have owned, like butter, it's almost as if you think a line it's right there for your fingers.

    According to George the Rosewood on this F-bass VF5 is the last batch of Madagascar Rosewood available. It is now on the endangered species list and cannot be shipped across borders. It is the closest rosewood in look, feel and tone to Brazilian. Also of note, this has the neck pocket design which according to George offers the neck better playability and stability.
    • Nut Width: 44mm (1 3/4")
    • Width at Last Fret: 76mm (3")
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9" - 14"
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • String Spacing at Bridge: 19mm (3/4")
    • Neck Wood: 1 piece slab maple
    • Fingerboard Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
    • Body Wood:Alder
    • Tuners: Chrome Gotoh tuners with 20:1 ratio
    • Bridge:Hipshot L Plate Steel
    • Bridge Pickup Placemen: 60's
    • Tortoise Pickguard
    • Pearl dot inlays
    • Weight 9lbs, 5 oz.
    • comes with Fbass gig bag
    This is an amazing bass, hand built by a master craftsman.

    Before you ask, why am I selling it? I'll tell you, I've been playing ash/maple basses most of bass years and I don't think I can get used to anything else. Call me crazy, but to each his own!

    Bass San Diego is selling a similar VF5 for $3750. (not sure if it has the new neck design) here: http://www.basssandiego.com/fbass.html

    List is $4125.
    Retail $3750.

    Asking $2895. Shipped/Paypal Lower 48 US Only
  2. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    Bump for an amazing bass and great seller...
  3. was3funk


    Jul 3, 2006
    Thanks, this is a good one:hyper:

    Comes with your choice of Fbass or Mono Vertigo gig bag.Also includes Fbass 3" Padded Black Leather strap with dunlop strap locks installed. $100 value!
  4. was3funk


    Jul 3, 2006
    Pm's replied, looks like this one is going soon...
  5. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    I played one of these at Bass San Diego and the Alder/RW VF5 was one of my favorite F basses!
  6. was3funk


    Jul 3, 2006
    this one is gone, closing thread...

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