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SOLD FS/FT: MIJ Custom Trans Green Acrylic Fernandes Mockingbird, quartersawn, EMG's

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by j.kernodle, Jan 15, 2012.

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  1. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Really need to move some stuff and free up some cash. For sale, $899 plus actual shipping paypal ok. ***see last post***

    I'm gonna use Quadzilla's description (purchased from him in Feb 2011) since I don't think I can say it any better.

    "Fernades Custom Shop trans-green acrylic Mockingbird. Has awesome inlays, EMG active pickups. It's not as heavy as most acrylic basses. This one just under 11 lbs.

    From what little I can find out about it, this was made in the Fernandes Custom Shop in Japan. It's a one of a kind from what I'm told. Not another one like it out there (please let me know if my sources are incorrect). It was custom ordered from a Fernades dealer in Tokyo.

    Craftsmanship is second to none. Neck pocket and all joints are TIGHT. All routes and holes are very precise. 3-piece maple neck, awesome fretwork, rolled edges on board, etc.

    It's built like a boutique. Great time and care was taken when creating this baby. The factory case is custom molded to the shape of the body and the case is the original case (has Fernandes logo on it)."

    The bass has a very nice 3 piece maple neck with a quartersawn middle section. Very very nice. Brass nut and aggressive rock tone for days. This bass is not a gimick, I've gigged with it twice and the tone rivals my Hazlab Spector.

    As far as imperfections, the clear plastic volume knob (the only knob) has a little chip in it. This type of knob can be purchased online for a couple of bucks, the one on it functions perfectly. The bass is near mint, but has a couple of swirls in the acrylic if you get up close, the neck has a small little impression that I tried to photograph, but you can hardly feel it.

    The case is a custom fit tolex covered deal. a few blemishes in the covering from use, but overall functionally perfect and very very cool blue crushed interior.










  2. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Woah. It's an...ALIEN!
  4. This is so awesome. I seriously wish I could swing $1100 right now!

    Free bump cause this bass is sexy.
  5. Wow!! it looks..............radio active. Is it safe to play?
  6. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    if you have a jealous spouse or significant other, no. also, this is the best bass for metal.
  7. maguire


    Nov 24, 2010
    NYC / Westchester
  8. maguire


    Nov 24, 2010
    NYC / Westchester
    What do the fretboard inlays mean?
  9. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    no clue on the inlays, sadly.

    could be a recipe for soup for all I know.
  10. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Bump for an awesome bass. If I had cash laying around this would make me feel fuzzy inside.
  11. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Bump with price drop to $999 shipped to lower 48, with fee free payment method.
  12. Pillgrimm13


    Sep 29, 2009
    queensbury ny
    is this the one that sold on ebay last year or the year before for 5 or 600? i bid on it but lost cuz i was at work when it ended :crying:
  13. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    umm, if it did I sure don't know about it. I traded for this with another TB'er. my guess was he picked it up somewhere local... either way, I have about 1100 bucks in it based on what I traded for it and based on build quality, sound and rarity I'd say its worth at least that.

    I don't use TB to make money,if I get a good deal on something I'll generally try to get my shipping costs back out of it when I sell (nothing more).

    If it doesn't sell or someone doesn't want to swap something for it, I'll keep it. Not desperate.
  14. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    bumpity bump!
  15. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    make me some offers tb'ers. I'd really like to clear some stuff out since my mike lull is almost done. thanks.
  16. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    That's certainly not what I paid (I wish)!

    Anyway, best of luck with the sale. GREAT BASS!!!!!!!
  17. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Last price reduction. $899 plus actual shipping to you.

    If it doesn't sell. It stays with me. SOMEBODY in an 80's cover band needs this bass. You WILL have uncomfortable moments if you do not like attention from attractive 23 year old girls. Either way, you will be pleased with your purchase that will be shipped securely in a brand new U-Line 50-20-8 heavy duty box with plenty of cushioning materials to protect your unique sexy bass in its lovely form fitting show-off case.

    Best of luck to you all.
  18. Sywannab

    Sywannab Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Alameda, CA 94501
    That's a chinese character..meaning "Dance"
    I am not chinese haha
  19. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    New bump!
  20. herrdruhl

    herrdruhl Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Perfect for anyone thinking about a Missing Persons cover band; even better if random LED's were flashing inside the body (free bump).

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