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FS: Godin Shifter Classic 4 Trans Cream/Maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kbc0124, Mar 31, 2013.


  1. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    For sale is a Godin Shifter 4 Classic (the original model with 3 soapbar pickups): http://www.godinguitars.com/godinshifterbassp.htm

    This bass is in like-new condition. I bought it to be my first bass, and only practiced on it a little before deciding that it's just too big for me. I bought a short scale bass from a TB'er and have been much happier, and this Godin bass has been in my closet now for several months. My intention was to hang on to it - it's a beautiful bass, and very well made. But I think I'm going to stick with short scales, and having just bought another one yesterday, now it's time for this bass to go. This bass is currently retailing for $895: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/godin-shifter-electric-bass-guitar/430654000015422

    Comes with a very nice Godin gig bag and a leather (suede) Godin strap that I bought separately - everything is like new. No dings or scratches whatsoever on this bass. I replaced the stock rounds (will also include those in the sale) with flats (D'Addario Chromes, 45-100).

    I had difficulty getting pictures that do the paint job justice - it's this great semi-transparent cream color that lets just some of the woodgrain show through. The maple fretboard and the back of the neck also have a really nice grain to them. If it weren't for the guilt of GAS, I would keep this bass just as a collectible - given the unique pickup configuration and the build quality.

    Price is $[DEL]750[/DEL] [DEL]now $700[/DEL] [DEL]now $650[/DEL] now $550 [DEL]shipped[/DEL] plus actual shipping costs - remember these retail for $895 and this one is like-new and includes the strap and new flats (on the bass already).

    Have not sold anything on Talkbass yet, but my eBay ID is kbc0124 (100% feedback on 200+ transactions since '99).
     

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  2. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
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  3. Nice bass. They haven't been discontinued though, it's just they've added the "Classic" model with PJ pups.

    The trans white is a gorgeous finish. Bump for a fantastic Canadian instrument!
     
  4. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Thanks Blindrabbit. Fixed my original post. It really is a great finish - if I weren't so photographically challenged that would show better in the pics.
     
  5. MJT

    MJT

    Feb 24, 2011
    Roanoke, VA
    Bump for a relative newbie and a great bass. Excellent build quality and the p/u options are really awesome.
     
  6. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I owned one of these and really liked it. Traded it due to Warwick fretless GAS, but I would own one again. Always got lots of compliments. GLWTS.
     
  7. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Bump and a few more pics. Trying to show the grain that shows through on the body - it's very subtle. Nice grain on the maple fretboard too...
     

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  8. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Bump and a price drop down to $700 (shipped within the continental U.S.). Even saw another recent thread on here giving the Shifter some love! This one is like new, and includes the gig bag and suede Godin strap (also essentially brand new). Bass has never been played outside of my home, and has hardly been played at all. These are retailing for $895, so someone can save themselves a couple hundred bucks...
     
  9. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Down to $650 (shipped within continental U.S.) for a great bass in like-new condition...
     
  10. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Over 600 views and no takers yet - must be the price. Looks like I'm gonna' lose on this deal. How about $550 plus actual shipping costs? Surely somebody out there in TB land must want this well-made, like new bass at this price?
     
  11. MJT

    MJT

    Feb 24, 2011
    Roanoke, VA
    A bump and a question. From where would you be shipping? Thx!
     
  12. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Thanks for the bump. Shipping from Atlanta, GA via whatever method you prefer.
     
  13. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Bump and sent a PM to you Mtonbass...
     
  14. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toledo, OH
    PM sent. ;-)
     
  15. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    Sale pending...
     
  16. kbc0124

    kbc0124

    Mar 8, 2011
    SOLD and on its way shortly to its new owner!
     

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