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No longer available KLS Custom 6.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Trabeen, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    ***Taking this one down for a couple of months, it may or may not be back later. This is a nasty custom sixer for small cabbage and it has earned some more gig time to carve itself out a home in my gradually shrinking armory***

    Don’t know much about the maker on this other than his name is Kim Leland Schwartz and he used to be a fairly noteworthy builder of spendy acoustic and archtop guitars, now apparently retired and teaching yoga to rich people somewhere. This is a seriously solid 10.5 pound USA sixer, extremely well built and with top hardware. Neck-through flame maple and walnut, walnut body wings, bound wenge board, and a cool maple hippie sandwich thing going on in the middle. Bartolini pickups and preamp, master volume and blend with a two band EQ and coil splitter switches for each. In very nice shape with no notable dings or boinks or fretwear, not sure how old it is but it has been babied. Plays and sounds great, the blend pot has a little static that I’d normally tend to with a shot of electronics cleaner but I am empty at the moment and way too lazy to mask up and run out for more. 34” scale, 5/8” spacing, 2 1/4” nut width, Wilkinson bridge and German Schaller (“Made in West Germany” how cool is that) tuners. I truly have no idea what this is worth but think that $700 shipped for a custom neck through USA sixer of this quality is a significant bargain of the day, that and the 25 cent corn dogs at Sonic.

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  2. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    It may not be a lightweight, but given the design, the reach of the upper horn and strap button placement, and how close the bridge is to the bottom of the body, I image it hangs beautifully on a strap. For me, that makes the weight of a bass much less noticeable. Very nice bass! GLWTS :thumbsup:
    Electricalbass and Trabeen like this.
  3. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Interesting bass—and one of the more entertaining (and informative) TalkBass classified ads I’ve read in some time. GLWS!
    Trabeen likes this.
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Just double checking, this is less than 16mm spacing?
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
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