SOLD FS/FT: 1995 Aria Steve Bailey 6-string unlined fretless, PERFECT condition w/case!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by K-Funk, Feb 4, 2014.

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  1. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    This is a really cool machine. It's an early Aria Pro II Avante Series Steve Bailey fretless model, made in Korea. Just got it a full, professional setup at Motor City Guitar in Waterford, MI. Plays like a dream; great throaty tone with the fresh D'Addario half-rounds it's wearing. The bass is in damn-near flawless condition- I can't find any aesthetic blemish anywhere on it. It'll ship in a new Roadrunner hard/soft case.

    Looking to trade for Fender P's, J's, and Strats. Might also trade it for a tube guitar head. I'd sell it outright for $600 plus shipping to the lower 48.

    Here's a video of David Hughes throwing down on the custom shop version of the exact same bass:

  2. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    10.5-11 lbs. Not a lightweight but it balances perfectly.
  3. 73jbass


    Apr 17, 2004
    How about a 90's MIJ 57 reissue P-bass?
  4. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    I had one of these. Incredible playing basses at any price!!
  5. Scale length? 34"?
    Nut width?
    String spacing bridge?
  6. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    34" scale, 1.92" nut width and .61" string spacing. At least that's what my cheapo caliper says.
  7. Kevin Woods

    Kevin Woods Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Very nice. I always loved the lines on these. The one that I had came with the Bailey/Duncan Fundemantal Fretlesuaixuakfbj system. Sorry, that came out wrong...I always wished that I had the singles coils instead. This is a light one, too. Mine weighed 12.4 lbs, but the balance was perfect.

    Git crackin' boys, this one's a jumper.


    edit: The stock string-spacing at the bridge is 18mm - very nice. Wide enough for comfort but also slightly easier for fingerstyle string crossing.
  8. Reprise

    Reprise Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I just got through sending you a PM about the this one shows up (or at least it's the first time I see it, today)....oy vey!

    Anyway, hit me back through PM and let's chat a bit. I have the feeling one of these will be leaving you and coming to me shortly. :ninja:
  9. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    Bump! Still available.

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