SOLD Headless Maruszczyk Frog 5-String (Updated trades!)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MattyMcMattface, Aug 23, 2020.


  1. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    Price:
    $1425
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Maryland
    Country:
    United States
    Killer bass, just not getting played. Tons of tone possibilities.

    Some details:
    34" scale
    Set-in neck (3-piece hard rock maple with matte finish)
    Padouk fingerboard with 24 frets
    18mm string spacing
    Volume (push-pull to switch between active and passive), blend, bass, treble
    Bassculture pickups w/ matching paddock wood covers
    Delano preamp
    Two switches, each for each pickup: series, single and parallel
    Dunlop strap locks
    Weighs about 9.5 pounds

    It was built in Jan 2018 and I am the third owner (all have been great TB guys). I have only played it at home since I've had it. I have all the original paperwork and includes the Maruszczyk gigbag.
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    $1425 shipped CONUS.
    (For the fun of it, I made a copy of this build in Maruszczyk's configurator and the bass would cost about $2500 to have made today.)

    Would consider trade for a Nash, Moollon, Sandberg or other cool passive Jazz (plus cash on my end). Also wouldn’t mind an HX Stomp thrown into a deal. Thx!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2020
  2. TLicksBass

    TLicksBass

    Mar 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    I know you mentioned a Nash for trade, would there be any interest in a rare Yamaha BB2024x for trade?
     
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  3. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    Man, that's tempting! These are great basses, for sure. I think I'm gonna try to hold out a bit, but I appreciate the thought!
     
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  4. TLicksBass

    TLicksBass

    Mar 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    All good, GLWTS!
     
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  5. lala

    lala Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2014
    How about a mint Sandberg TM-2? Any interest?
     
  6. tobynjake

    tobynjake Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    NC
    Maruszczyk are really great basses.
    I have a Jake 5 string.
    This is a great deal.
    GLWTS.
     
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  7. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Midwest
    Awesome bass, I have one with a spalted top... cool bass! I bet it sounds amazing with those electronics. GLWTS!
     
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  8. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    Appreciate the offer, but I'm pretty focused on a couple specific things. Those Sandbergs look great, though!
     
  9. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Diego
    I am amazed this has not yet sold.
     
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  10. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Midwest
    Yeah, this is a great deal on a really cool Frog headless.
    I love mine and one thing I think is not really promoted on this instrument is the level of comfort to play it. Because the length of the upper horn, this bass almost feels like you’re playing a medium scale (32-33”) so it is super comfortable to play. I’m reminded of this when I go from any of my other 34” basses to this one, the neck seems so much more accessible/reachable.

    And the combo of the black with the Padouk is just cool :thumbsup:
     
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  11. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    An excellent point! It does feel much more accessible and agile than a "normal" 34" scale instrument. It's one of those really cool effects that isn't glaring but makes it a seriously natural-feeling comfy bass.
    And you're spot-on with the color combo! The grain of the ash coming through the black, combined with the padouk is a real winner.
     
  12. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    it's taunting me...
     
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  13. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    I'm checking my couch cushions for change right now
     
  14. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    I can hear it from here, @the yeti , asking about you! lol
     
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  15. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    @PSPookie Once you put the cushions back, this little bass would fit perfectly next to you on the couch! :D
     
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  16. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    It's a good thing, or maybe a bad thing for the seller, that flat black is about my least favorite color on a guitar or bass...
     
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  17. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Midwest
    Are there any wear/marks on the back finish? It’s hard to tell from the picts with that matte black finish :)
     
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  18. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    Nope! The finish looks remarkable, aside from that one tiny mark on the upper horn (pictured above). It’s entirely likely that this bass has been a practice room queen its whole life :smug:
     
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  19. Jmzz

    Jmzz

    Nov 20, 2020
    California
    PM'd
     
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