SOLD Grove Patriot '51P5 - Red, Silver and Blue Sparkle!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Greg_S, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Grove Patriot '51 Tele P5 - Dropped price by $150.

    Get it now and bond with it before your July 4th gig!

    This was a custom build Scott Smail of Grove Guitars made for me in 2013. We were opening for 'America' on July 4, 2013 and he built and got this to me just in time. The boys from 'America' loved it! It's quite the attention getter at gigs! Excellent condition! Selling to fund another bass I have my eye on, so I beg you, don't send trade offers.

    Scott doesn't make guitars or basses any longer, so these are becoming collectors items.

    Photo Mar 18, 10 46 35 AM.jpg

    Body: Warmoth Tele Bass 2 pc swamp ash with thru body string ferrules
    Nut: Black Corian
    Nut Width: 47mm
    String spacing: 18mm
    Scale: 34”
    Weight: 9lbs, 8oz
    Neck: Warmoth Birdseye Maple, graphite rods
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Frets: Medium jumbo 6105
    Pickup: Ulyate split coil 51P5
    Strap Locks: Marvel
    Electronics: None, it's passive
    Tuners: Vintage Hipshot Ultralight USA chrome
    Bridge: Hipshot Chrome over Aluminum USA
    Knobs: Knurled chrome with pearl tops
    Tone Pot: 12CTS - 250K Ohms with uf Orange drop capacitor
    Tone Resistor: Allen Bradley carbon comp
    Strings: D’Addario .45 - .130
    Finish: Marty Bell applied sparkle red, silver and blue finish

    Has a Fender logo but it is not a Fender. Will ship for free in the CONUS in a nice gig bag or HSC, buyers choice.

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
    Session1969, 2saddleslab, JGR and 3 others like this.
  2. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    Huh, I didn't know Scott got out of the biz. That's too bad, he made some incredible instruments!
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  3. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    I agree. He made 3 basses for me and I think I was one of his last builds. You can check out his announcement here. Great guy and I wish him well.
  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Wow! Very cool bass. GLWTS!
  5. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    IMG_1001.JPG IMG_1004.JPG Oh man, bummer to hear Scott is no longer building instruments - great guy and great quality. I had him build me this cool crate top - haven't got around to building it yet, and I was thinking of selling it, but now that he isn't around I think I need to keep it!
    ghettoshelf likes this.
  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I would buy that! PM me if you ever decide to sell. Thanks, Gerry
  7. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    I LOVE the Grove bass that Scott made for me. It is my total #1!