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SOLD FS Skjold Exotic Custom 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tombowlus, Oct 9, 2013.


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  1. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have way, way too many basses, and a good number of them are Skjolds. I currently own 7 Skjolds, and I'm super happy with all of them. But even a collector (nut!) like myself has to make room in the stable from time to time, so I'm putting this fine bass up for sale.

    This is the very first Exotic Custom 5 that Pete built. I am not the original owner, but after I bought it, I brought it to Pete, and he gave it some tweaks and TLC, including new pickups, and a complete refinish.

    It has a flamed maple body, with a crazy maple burl top and back, with bloodwood between each layer. The neck is a 13-piece (mostly maple), if you count all the accent stripes. Fingerboard is pau ferro. Pickups are EMG dual-coils (series/parallel option for each pickup), and the preamp is also EMG. The Hipshot hardware is a mix of gold and black, with inset straplocks.

    The bass plays great, and sounds great. Strong mids, with a bit of bark, but very tweakable from a tone perspective. I'm not normally a big EMG guy, but the electronics really work well in this bass. The neck is a little thicker than Pete's current builds, and maybe more in line with a modern Fender 5-string neck profile. Being an earlier bass, it is different in many ways from Pete's more recent builds, but when he gave it a refresh several years ago, many improvements were made. Still, in light of this, I am discounting the price to $1,850, shipped in the lower 48. The price also includes a generic, but decent, hardshell case. Weight is 10.0 lbs.

    Not super motivated to sell, but I'd love to see this go to someone who will play it more than I am currently.

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  2. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Wow!:eek:
     
  3. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    34" or 35" ?
     
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    35"
     
  5. lowb1970

    lowb1970

    Feb 29, 2004
    Columbia SC
    Wow that's a beautiful bass. Best wishes on the sale.
     
  6. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I can personally vouch for this bass's awesomeness. This is a VERY good price!! FYI.

    The seller, I'm not so sure... ;) :D :D

    :bag:
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Bump
     
  8. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    OK..I'm interested...How much does it weigh? Skjolds are generally pretty light but thats a lot of wood! :)

    Great price for a Skjold
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'll be weighing some cabs tonight for the next issue of BGM, so I'll weigh this bass while I'm at it. :cool:
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    10.0 lbs on the money.
     
  11. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    ...which is probably equivalent to 9 pounds on any other bass due to Pete's ergonomics. Seriously.
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    On hold, and likely gone. :cool:
     
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Definitely a cool bass here. GLWTS.
     
  14. ccbass71

    ccbass71 Supporting Member

    Very nice! Wish I saw it a month ago.
     
  15. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    And off to a new owner! :cool:
     

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