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SOLD FT Feeler: Benavente SCD #1! 5 string Buckeye/Mesquite Burl

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bassology, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Okay long story short, I traded my 78 Jazz for this Benavente with a fellow TB member (Pitbill) a few months back. Since he already had the bass on consignment at the Low End bass shop in Nashville, I just kept it there, hoping for a cash sale.

    So here's my disclaimer, I have never had the bass in my hands, and do not have more info than what's given. That being said, according to Pitbill, the bass is in new condition with an incredibly low neck action and it is the first SCD that Benavente had built, hence the #1. A brand new one like this with all the custom features would cost you close to six grand. Also, the bass has been in Brian's possession all these time, and I am sure you guys are all familiar with his excellent reputation, and he does not mess around. :)

    Here are the specs:
    - SCD #1 (First Benavente SCD ever)
    - Buckey burl top/back
    - Mesquite burl back
    - Buckey headstock
    - Mahogany body
    - Pearwood core
    - Maple neck
    - Ebony Board
    - Abalone inlays
    - Lowend Pre: 3 Band/Vol/Vol/Active/passive/single coil switching
    - Gold/black hardware
    - Custom spacing, 1 3/4 nut and 18mm string spacing at the bridge

    EDIT: Now open to trading it down for a less fancy bolt-on Smith (ie, CR5M, BSR5M...etc) plus cash.

    Here's what I am looking to trade, a 5-string Ken Smith, must have multi-layer body and in reasonable condition. Prefer neck through, but may consider higher end bolt on. Once the deal is agreed upon, I will pay Brian to have the bass shipped to you. You must be willing to ship the Smith to Canada though. **I may also consider a Sadowsky NYC 5, MTD 535 or Alleva Coppollo 5.



  2. datsaxguy


    Oct 28, 2008
  3. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Yes, EXTREME hotness!!! I wish this bass was for sale, not just trade bait. The Low End Bass Shop does not even have it listed anywhere on its website.
  4. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Just double checked, it is there, under the used basses section :)
  5. Tugboat

    Tugboat Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    NY, County of Orange
    I think I'm in love.
  6. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I spent more than an hour looking for it on the site last night, and couldn't find your bass. Dom you have any idea how heavy it is?

    Thanks much!!!
  7. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
  8. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Thanks; that was a good read. I actually owned for about a year or so a single-cut that Chris Benavente and Brian Barrett collaborated on in 2008 2009. It was built for the 2009 NAMM Show, and is a very nice bass. The one that you have listed for trade here (and that is in Brian's shop) is a VERY nice-looking bass, and I am sure that it also plays great!
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wow. I don't like gold hardware or single-cuts, but... this is STUNNING.
  10. Check out the white tiger elite I have for sale. I would need some additional cash in addition to the Benavente to make it work though.
  11. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Probably out of my range, but please PM me for what you have in mind. :)
  12. bump
  13. funk generator

    funk generator Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Johnson City, TN
    Bump for a stunning bass! Wish it was what I was looking for :)
  14. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Still looking for my dream Smith......
    For those interested in cash transaction, the price has been lowered at the Low End Bass Shop.
  15. Doodaddy


    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    Even still, in my dreams.

    Literally. Dreams. This thing is gorgeous.
  16. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Now open to trading it down for a less fancy bolt-on Smith (ie, CR5M, BSR5M...etc) plus cash.
  17. pitbill

    pitbill Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    Bluefield, WV
    I found a few pictures to post to help your description....I can say this is THE BEST 5 string I have ever personally owned or played (and I have owned many including Smiths and Alembics.) Brian's preamps are extremely versatile and this bass to me had "The" tone and can achieve a crazy low string action. Only reason I let her go was switched back to 4 strings. No disappointments to whomever ends up with this one. This bass cost nearly $5,000 new in 2004 (today the new price would be well beyond that for all of the custom features added) and still looks as it did the day Chris built it. Pictures just don't do this bass justice as to how beautiful it is in person.




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  19. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    Thx for the background info and the beautiful pics, Bill. Tempting to keep it myself now. :smug:
  20. geno leverett

    geno leverett

    Jan 1, 2010
    is this beauty a 34 or 35 in. scale
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