SOLD Kinal MK-5 Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gpeacock, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. gpeacock

    gpeacock 'Dere it is...Bass, bass all over d'place Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Kinal MK21 with Swamp ASH body Rosewood fretboard. Pickups have been upgraded to Norstrand Jazz Bar 5's. Bass is in great condition. Only issues are pictured (case related wear). The digital scale at 8.8 lbs. INFO I HAVE FROM Mike Kinal is:

    Built - Feb. 15, 2005

    Body wood - Swamp Ash

    Neck - Eastern Maple

    Fretboard - Pau Ferro (Rosewood)

    Pickups - Aero Soapbars

    Scale - 34.5” 21 frets

    Model - MK21

    Bridge - Hipshot .75” string spacing

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    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  2. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    My old bass! Way back... but had aero pups and was passive until I added a bart pre. I remember that ramp was glued on or something. Neck was too much for me but loved the shape and balance, tone. Traded it for a nash precision.
    Glwts! Great bass!
  3. FilCo

    FilCo Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ.
    My old bass too, and an all time favorite. Kinal really knows how to make basses.
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  4. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Mike is the best...I just had dinner with him last night after picking up my new Kompact. He is underrated as a luthier but one of the best in the business. Highly recommended!
  5. Mike is a great guy. He didn't raise the price too much, trying to make great instruments at affordable prices for "musicians". His workmanship is exceptional.
  6. I have 2 Kinal and love them both. Great craftsmanship and worth every penny at twice the price.
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  7. andy1357


    Mar 31, 2015
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Gotta weigh in on the love-fest...

    I had a bunch of basses that I thought were all good for certain gigs in their own specific ways: a couple Jbasses, a Stingray, an old Peavey...

    Bought my Kinal and sold all the others. Kinal basses are very versatile instruments!
    CactusmanDoug likes this.
  8. Do you have any specs such as scale and string spacing? Thanks!
  9. gpeacock

    gpeacock 'Dere it is...Bass, bass all over d'place Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Would consider the right 4 string Jazz or PBass