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SOLD FS: Zon Sonus Special Fretless 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Gard, Feb 7, 2006.


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  1. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    CU EXCEPTION GRANTED BY BOARD ADMINISTRATOR.

    ...oh boy, this was a tough decision, like giving a child up for adoption or something...

    :bawl:

    ...however, I've got a new baby, and I cannot justify two incredible fretless basses, so...one must go, and this one is it.

    :(

    1995 Zon Sonus Special Fretless 5
    Bubinga Top
    Swamp Ash Body
    Composite Neck, w/Satin Finish
    Lined Phenowood Fingerboard
    Bartolini Linear Humbuckers
    Custom Zon/Polyfusion Preamp
    Black Hardware
    OHSC (functional, but pretty trashed looking)

    The bass is set up with DR Black Beauties, plays and sounds incredible (which many Atlanta GTG attendees will attest to). The bass itself is in very good condition, a few dings and scratches, but nothing worth mentioning, and a bit of play wear on the fingerboard, but no low spots.

    The neck was made in 2001 to replace one that UPS broke (I don't want to know HOW). The hardware and preamp were both replaced in early 2002.

    The price, which is non-negotiable and not open for trade (I will ignore price-shoppers and trade offers, sorry, no offense), is $1500 USD, and includes fully-insured UPS Ground shipping within the continental US (lower 48). For buyers outside this area, contact me via PM for shipping costs. I know I have no feedback, but my cred is solid here, I think...

    Payment can be arranged by money order or credit card (I do have access to a charge terminal, but will assess a 3% fee for charges).

    Here are her front shots:
     
  2. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...and the back:
     
  3. Brim

    Brim

    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    wow - that bass looks slick. bump for ya
     
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Let's talk, I'm PM-ing right after this post.
     
  5. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    HongKong
    pls check
     
  6. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...cold medicine strikes again! :spit:

    Also available, but no photographs (available on request):

    Custom heavy-duty flight case for above Zon bass -

    3/4" void-free plywood
    2 layers of fiberglass
    Painted grey
    Piano hinge (much stronger than 3 or 4 "standard" hinges, runs the length of the case)
    Locking latches
    Keyboard-case style wheels (wheels at one end, heavy-duty steel handle at the other)

    In very good condition, nothing but a few "bumps and bruises" from overzealous baggage handlers and some stickers from traveling (which will just come off).

    New retail cost was $600, I paid $400, I'll take $200 for the case. Shipping will need to be calculated for this item as it is HEAVY (40+ lbs) and large.

    Can be sold with or without bass, for anyone interested in a flight case for their Zon Sonus (should fit ANY Sonus).
     
  7. RunngDog

    RunngDog

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I'm curious. I assume there are fret markers along the upper side of the fingerboard. Are the markets "on" the fretlines (as on an unlined fretless) or between them (as on a fretted bass)?
     
  8. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Between them, as on a fretted bass. I know that some players don't care for that on fretless, but everyone that's ever played it adjusted quickly.
     
  9. RunngDog

    RunngDog

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    It's just one of my pet peeves -- in bad light (a feature of most venues I play), subtle fretlines don't show up very well and I actually get better intonation out of an unlined fretless because the more visibile side dots are in the "right" place.

    Nothing a little bit of chalk won't cure, of course.
     
  10. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    True, I just got used to 'em bein' where they are, and automatically adjusted to it. As long as I can hear fairly well (which isn't an issue with this bass, trust me! ;) ), I can always play it in tune.
     
  11. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...ittybump.


    ;)
     
  12. lsu921

    lsu921

    Jun 6, 2003
    Addis, La
    Cajun bump... :)

    ..Hope you feel better Gard..

    J
     
  13. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Make sure to use some Tobasco with that....

    ...nope, I feel like death eatin' a cracker still... :spit:

    Nasty chest cold. :(
     
  14. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Gard, is this the one that I played at the opening of Jong's shop? If so, this is soooooo tempting... I might need to look into some stuff here.
     
  15. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Yup, that's the one...

    :D
     
  16. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Thanks for all the PMs Gard... official "I'll take it" PM sent! :D
     
  17. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Official "It's Sold" post posted.

    :)

    Flight case still available for anyone interested....
     
  18. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Just noticed this thread. Hollowman, you are getting one sweet bass! It's the best Zon fretless I've ever played. Gard let me try it a couple of times when he worked at Bass Central.

    IMO: $1,500 is a great buy for that too.

    Enjoy. You're going to love it.
     



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