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FSO: Gretsch G5123B (Orange)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MN_Bass, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Selling my wonderful sounding hollowbody. This thing just kills, currently wearing TI flats. Sounds great unplugged, very alive. Great mids, it really sings. I am the oringinal owner, I purchased new from GC. It has a gigbag. I'm selling to fund my new rig restoration and clear up some bills.
    Excellent condition. Never gigged, just played in my smoke free home.

    $600 Shipped,

    I'm located in MN and I will drive a reasonable distance for semi local people for pickup.

    Pics are in progress.

    Here are some Gretsch specs for the bass:

    Model Name: FSR G5123B, Electromatic® Bass (5123B)

    Model Number: 251-6200-(512)

    Exclusive Retailer: Guitar Center (No store was to receive more than 1, some stores received NONE, AKA "Select Stores").

    Category: Hollow Body Bass Guitars

    Body Style: Single Cutaway

    Scale Length: 32" (812.8mm)

    Top: Arched Laminated Maple

    Bracing: N/A (None?)

    Back: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep

    Neck: 3-Piece Maple

    Nut: Derlin (Synthetic Bone)

    Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)

    Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius (305mm)

    No. of Frets: 22

    Bridge: Rosewood Based Adjustomatic® 4-Saddle

    Pickups: 2x TV Jones© Thunder'Tron®

    Hardware: Chrome-Plated (Manufacturer Unknown)

    Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Die-cast Tuners (Manufacturer Unknown)

    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Neck Volume, Bridge Volume (all Gretsch "G-Arrow" Style Knurled Knobs), pickup Selector Switch.

    Finish: Gloss Urethane

    Color: Sunset/Western Orange & Lotus Ivory Bindings

    Strings: Fender, Nickle-Plated, .045, .065, .085, .105

    Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Black Headstock Overlay, White Pearloid Gretsch© and Electromatic® Headstock Inlays, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, Bound Maple Top and Back, No Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod.

    U.S. MSRP: $1,150.00

    Source: Japan

    Introduced: 2010
  2. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    PM sent
  3. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Pm Replied
  4. nightwulf


    Feb 27, 2011
    Edmonds Wa
    Awesome sounding bass, I've got tape wounds on mine...played it for a bandmate, and he said "dude, if you ever show up WITHOUT that bass, you ain't playing"...They look great, they play great and they sound ANAZING...and I've seen 'em going on Ebay for 900...they don't make the orange ones anymore, so this is a screaming deal...SOMEBODY jump on it:)
  5. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Bump it up!
  6. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    I'll take it. Waiting an invoice.
  7. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Sold Pending Payment
  8. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    Paid, thanks.
  9. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    This Korean-made bass. Very sad.
    US price for new without hard case 799.00.
    Seller write "Source: Japan" no word about Korea...
    I bought this bass thinking that it's made in Japan.

    P.S. Cory, I am counting on your 100% positive feedback, but I was wrong.


  10. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    organworthyplayer337 likes this.
  11. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    It really is, actually. These are excellent basses, and there is plenty of info available on TB about them. However, the spacing of the poles on the pickups not matching the string spacing is far more important than the back of the headstock. Since they are single pole pickups, the spacing issue can lead to string-to-string volume issues if you don't position the bridge properly.

    Regardless, I hope the two can reach an agreement here. I'll disappear now, so as not to derail this any further.

    MVPBASS Banned

    Oct 29, 2010
    Its way more than just a word, it's like buying a MIJ Fender vs a korean Fender, and believe me, judging from the price tags on the two, Fender thinks it's way more than just a word on the headstock.
  13. ZiggyDude


    Jun 8, 2005
    No pics by the seller. Perhaps an honest mistake - but - could have cleared it up.
  14. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    One rule that I always abide by: Never ever ever ever ever ever ever buy a bass without seeing pics of it first.

    The seller stated "Source: Japan." The seller misrepresented the item (probably un-intentionally). The seller should provide a full refund to the buyer, and then relist the bass as "Made in Korea." The seller has a whopping 100 feedbacks on TB, so he is obviously a straight shooter.

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