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For Sale Large (but Dwindling) Collection - 22 Basses available, sold individually or as a single lot

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by xnewyorka, Jun 22, 2019.


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  1. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Alleva-Coppolo, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    Price:
    83050
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    FOR SALE:
    64 sold, 22 basses remaining - 4, 5 and 6 string, fretted and fretless, all right-handed.

    Retail value $91,650, package price $83,050, picked up by you in NJ.


    EDIT: LeFay Singer and Marleaux Contra 5 are sold
    EDIT #2: LeFay Herr Schwarz and Stambaugh are sold
    EDIT #3: Sire Marcus Miller Fretless is sold
    EDIT #4: Fender '64 Jazz, Fender '57 Precision, Fender Tony Franklin, MM Cutlass, Pedulla Buzz are sold
    EDIT #5: Roscoe SKB Fretless, MTD 634-24 are sold
    EDIT #6: Alembic and Dingwall Z1 are sold
    EDIT #7: Jerzy Drozd Legend, Marleaux Consat Sopran, Lull M5V fretless, Warrior DM5, green Dingwall Z3 and Dingwall ABZ-6 are sold
    EDIT #8: StingRay5 is sold
    EDIT #9: Ken Smith CR5M is sold
    EDIT #10: Marleaux Votan and Diva are sold
    EDIT #11: Wal Mk3 is sold
    EDIT #12: Sandberg Forty Eight and Vigier Arpege III are sold
    EDIT #13: White Dingwall Z3 and sunburst G&L L2000 are sold
    EDIT #14: Blonde G&L L2000 is sold
    EDIT #15: White EBMM Caprice is sold
    EDIT #16: Lakland 4-94 and Fodera Monarch are sold
    EDIT #17: Zon TJ5 is sold
    EDIT #18: MTD 435 is sold
    EDIT #19: Spector NS2A is sold
    EDIT #20: Fender Precision Elite II is sold
    EDIT #21: Fodera Emperor 5 Custom is sold
    EDIT #22: Mike Lull PJ5 is sold
    EDIT #23: Roger 6-string is sold
    EDIT #24: Warrior DM4 is sold
    EDIT #25: Roscoe SKB-3005 Custom is sold
    EDIT #26: '93 G&L L2000 and Marleaux JB5 are sold; added Brubaker NBS-II and LeFay Pulse to listing
    EDIT #27: Sandberg VM5 and Kiesel JB5 are sold
    EDIT #28: Sadowsky NYC PJ4 and LeFay Pulse are sold; added 15 basses; added prices on guitars
    EDIT #29: Chapman Stick SB-8 and Ibanez RB-800 are sold
    EDIT #30: Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Fretless is sold
    EDIT #31: Modulus Quantum 5, Brubaker NBS, Skjold Whaleback 6, Ken Smith BSR5WT and PRS 594 are sold
    EDIT #32: Skjold Slayer 4, LeFay Herr Schwarz, Epiphone Jack Casady are sold


    All basses are in cases, extremely well cared for and maintained, and stored at 50% humidity and 68 degrees F at all times, thanks to commercial grade humidity control equipment. (See first photo.)
    Every one of them is ready to gig or record. Many of them are brand new, or in as-new condition. No lemons, nothing needing any repairs. Reasonably fresh strings on just about all of them. All are professionally set up and intonated.
    Photos are available. Photos of a representative sample of a few of them shown at the end of this post.

    I would like to sell them as a package, but am willing to sell them individually if you can be patient with shipping time. The best time for me to pack is on weekends, so I prefer to ship on Mondays if possible. If I am shipping individual basses, I will ask the buyer to provide a destination address, and then I will calculate and add the ACTUAL shipping price to the sale. I feel this is more fair to both parties than charging a flat rate, especially in cases where both parties are either on the same coast or on opposite coasts.

    To answer a question you may have: I am not quitting playing the bass. I will be keeping the few basses that I actually play. These are the ones that I don't play any more. Some of them I have never played except to test them out for a minute or two.

    The basses included in the sale at this time, with individual selling prices as listed (not including actual shipping), are as follows, sorted in order by number of strings and then by price for your shopping convenience:

    4-Strings
    4 / 2014 / Fodera / Yin Yang Monarch 4 Deluxe, 1 of 6, Alder, BEM fb, dual coil pups, top: buckeye burl & redwood pin burl, 5 pc neck w/bubinga stringers / Mint $8500
    4 / 2018 / Ritter / R8, One pc. maple burl body, flamed maple neck, 33" ebony fb, 18V 3-band pre / Mint - $7500
    4 / 2010 / Ken Smith / BSR 4EG Black Tiger Elite Series, mahogany w/cocobolo top, 5 pc. Maple/shedua neck, ebony fb / Mint - $4000
    4 / 2014 / Fodera / Monarch 4 Standard Fretless, walnut w/figured walnut top, red oak neck, ebony FB, Fodera/Duncan dual coil pups, Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp / Mint - $3900
    4 / 2017 / Adamovic / Hollow fretless, mahogany body, maple top, maple lined pau ferro fb, East 3-band pre w/coil switches / Mint - $3000
    4 / 2016 / Wilkins / P/J Fretless, stunning flame maple top, BEM fb, passive / Excellent - $1850
    4 / TBD / Vigier / Excess, maple neck & FB, Benedetti pups / Excellent - $1700
    4 / 70's / Guild / B301F Fretless, Bartolini J-J pups, passive, Luminlay side dots / Fair - $650
    4 / 80's / Guild / B4CE Fretless Acoustic/Electric / Excellent - $650

    5-Strings
    Strings / Year / Brand / Model / Condition / Price
    5 / 2014 / Dingwall / Prima Artist, walnut/ash body w/flamed maple, redwood burl top / Mint - $8500
    5 / 2009 / Fodera / Matthew Garrison 5 custom, walnut, alder tone block, 3 pc. Ash neck, ebony fb / Good - $7500
    5 / 2006 / Fodera / Matthew Garrison 5 Fretless custom, walnut, chestnut tone block, 3 pc. Ash neck, ebony fb, Aero pups / Good - $7500
    5 / 2013 / Skjold / Drakkar Catacomb Fretless, 33" scale, box elder top, Luminlay lines & dots / Mint - $5000
    5 / 2017 / LeFay / Pangton headless , All wenge, 3 pickups, 6-way pickup selector, Le Fay preamp / Mint - $4500
    5 / 2018 / Skjold / Erskine Whaleback, 34", limba (a/k/a Korina) body, makore top, Skjold pups and pre, Luminlay side dots / New - $3500
    5 / 2013 / LeFay / Herr Schwarz, maple neck, pearl block inlays, 6-way pickup selector / Good - $3300
    5 / 2019 / Mayones / Hadrien Feraud, Antique Black, Delano pups, 3-band pre / New - $3300
    5 / 2000s / NS Design / CR5M Cellobass (EUB), early Czech made model w/piezo and magnetic pickups, bow & stand / Mint - $2500
    5 / 2019 / Kiesel / B25 Bromberg Signature Fretless, 5A flamed maple top, ebony fb w/cyanoacrylate / Mint - $1800
    5 / 2019 / Kiesel / B25 Bromberg Signature, 5A flamed maple top, zebrawood fb / New - $1800

    6-Strings
    6 / 1998 / Dingwall / Prima Artist, walnut/ash body, spalted maple facings, RMC 3-band pre and MIDI pickups / Excellent - $8500
    6 / 2001 / Veillette / Mark IV Fretless, piezo pickup, Alvarez 3-band preamp w/contour / Excellent - $2200


    Electric Guitars (sorted alphabetically)

    Strings / Year / Brand / Model / Condition / Price
    7 / 2010s / Blackat / DC7 7-string with Bareknuckle Juggernaut pickups / Mint / $1400
    6 / 1990s / Carvin / H2 Allan Holdsworth model / Mint / $1300
    6 / 2017 / Ernie Ball Music Man / JP6 John Petrucci Mystic Dream / Mint / $1600
    7 / 2017 / Ernie Ball Music Man / JP7 John Petrucci Mystic Dream w/Piezo / Mint / $1600
    6 / 2018 / Ernie Ball Music Man / Majesty Monarchy in Majestic Purple w/Piezo / New / $2600
    6 / 1996 / Fender / 50th Anniversary Stratocaster, tobacco sunburst, rosewood fb / Excellent / $1300
    6 / 2017 / Friedman / Cali, alder, relic'd metallic blue nitro , maple neck, 2 HB's, Floyd Rose / Mint / $2150
    6 / 2016 / Gibson / Les Paul Standard, blue mist; coil taps, phase, and tone bypass switches, Sam Ash Guitar of Distinction / New / $2200
    6 / 1996 / Guild / S-100 (like an SG), white w/black pg / Excellent / $1400
    6 / 1978 / Guild / Bluesbird M-75B, all mahogany, rosewood fb, p/u phase switch + master vol. / V. Good / $1800
    6 / 2018 / Guild / X-175B Manhattan w/Bigsby / New / $1200
    6 / 1980s / Guild / X-82 Nova, black w/sparkles; DiMarzio HH pups w/coil taps; signed by Joan Jett / V. Good / $650
    6 / 1980s / Guild / X-82 Nova, black, HH pups / Good / $500
    6 / 1980s / Guild / X-82 Nova, wine color, HH pups / Good / $500
    6 / 2019 / Guild / S200 Thunderbird, black / Mint / $500
    6 / 2010 / Hahn / 229 Strat, Surf Green, Fralin Vintage Hot pups / Mint / $2500
    6 / 1980s / Ibanez / AH-10 Allan Holdsworth model / Good / $700
    6 / 2006 / Ibanez / JEM7V-WH Steve Vai model / Mint / $1800
    6 / 1980s / Ibanez / 540R, blue, rosewood fb, HSS pups, Floyd Rose trem / Excellent / $600
    6 / 2010s / Line6 / Variax JTV-69 HSS Strat / Mint / $750
    6 / 2018 / Mario Martin / Model S, Aged white relic, ash body, roasted maple neck, Fralin Vintage Hot pups / Mint / $1700
    6 / 2017 / Mayones / Setius with Bareknuckle Painkiller pickups / Mint / $1800
    6 / 2017 / Mayones / Regius with Evertune bridge and True Temperament frets / Mint / $3800
    6 / 2017 / PRS / Brent Michael, trans white; / New / $2300
    6 / 1990 / PRS / CE-24, black / Excellent / $1400
    6 / 1989 / PRS / Custom 24, black, 5 pos. p/u selector w/ sweet switch, rosewood fb / Fair / $2200
    6 / 2015 / PRS / Mark Holcomb sig., 25.5", quilted maple 10 top, ebony fb, SD alpha/omega pups / Excellent / $4200
    6 / 2000 / Sadowsky / Strat SSS, Alder w/ '59 sunburst, Duncan DP410 V2.2 pups, pau ferro fb, Hipshot bridge / Excellent / $2300
    6 / 1990s / Sadowsky / Strat HSH, shoreline gold w/parchment pg, Sadowsky pre w/mid boost / Excellent / $2700
    6 / 2004 / Sadowsky / Telecaster, Ash w/Butterscotch finish, Duncan Antiquity pups, Sadowsky pre w/mid boost / Mint / $2600
    6 / 2016 / Suhr / Antique Classic Pro S, black, rosewood FB, SSS ML pups, light relic / Mint / $1800
    6 / 2018 / Suhr / Classic Pro HSS sonic blue, alder, 2x V60LP + SSV bridge HB, r/w fb, 9"-12" radius / Mint / $1900
    6 / 2018 / Suhr / Pete Thorn Signature, mahogany w/gold top, Thornbucker HH pups, 10"-14" radius / Mint / $2600

    Acoustic Guitars (sorted alphabetically)
    Strings / Year / Brand / Model / Condition / Price
    6 / 1965 / Guild / Mark IV classical / Mint / $650
    6 / 2018 / Martin / OMC-28e spruce top, rosewood back/sides, Fishman Aura VT, 2018 NAMM / New / $2600
    6 / 2001 / Taylor / 714-CE acoustic / Mint / $2300
    6 / 2018 / Taylor / GS Mini / Mint / $450
    6 / Unkn / Yamaha / FG-461S 6-string made in Taiwan / V. Good / $400
    12 / Unkn / Yamaha / FG-312 12-string made in Taiwan / Good / $350

    Current photos showing all basses (mostly in cases) and about two thirds of the guitars:
    20191203_150520.jpg 20191129_202313.jpg 20191129_202253.jpg 20191129_202210.jpg 20191129_202115.jpg

    Older photos from earlier in the sale showing many of the sold basses and a few of the remaining ones:

    20180706_140703.jpg 20180706_141433.jpg 20180706_150159.jpg

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    All but the Epiphone Jack Casady and the Guild B4CE are pictured in the following three photos. Those two basses have form-fit hard cases, and my OCD wouldn't let me put them into the photo.
    20190622_143408.jpg
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    MyTop3.jpg 20200102_225551.jpg
    And the cases on in the corner stacked horizontally are all empty. They are for the basses on the wall.
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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
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  2. My jaw is on the floor.
     
  3. raphaeld

    raphaeld

    Sep 19, 2012
    Israel
    Mine's too!! I know you didn't ask but I think you'll sell them faster individually, especially if you distribute the discount across all those beautiful basses.
    FWIW, I personally would love to see/get the Kiesel JB5, just sayin' ;)
     
  4. interp

    interp

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Amazing! This is an unprecedented opportunity for someone who has the funds to buy the whole collection. The Marleaux Contra 5 (which happens to be my main bass) is worth at least 7-8K by itself.
     
  5. spencer096

    spencer096

    Sep 20, 2018
  6. tradernick

    tradernick

    Mar 19, 2008
    In 11 years here, this is the coolest post I've seen.
     
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  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Wow. In my almost 18 years here, I haven't seen anything like this. Awesome!
     
  9. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    PA
    OP, are you adopting?
     
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  10. iMilanek

    iMilanek

    Nov 19, 2015
    USA
    Have to show this to my girl-friend!
     
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  11. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Key post right here. GLWTS :thumbsup:.
     
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  12. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    Talk about a new bass day....

    I really hope this works out for you.

    Glwts.
     
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  13. bebi

    bebi Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2014
    Fredrikstad, Norway
    Wow man! Save your marriage? I would (almost) consider marrying you to be in a position to share that collection...:D GLWTS!!
     
  14. Wow! That is stunning!

    There’s not a chance I could afford this. I don’t even have $1,300 at the moment. As a weird coincidence, $133K is also the cost if I were to buy all my Tier 1 wishlist items. (Yes, I’m an idiot who maintains an elaborate Excel spreadsheet of my wishlist and each of their current values.)
     
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  15. sonicyogi

    sonicyogi Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2005
    NYC
    What is the weight of the whole lot? ;)
     
  16. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Wow, glwts! Some incredible gems there and keep the marriage too!
     
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  17. It's a dream, for sure.
     
  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
  19. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    And what's the cumulative nut width? :D Seriously, GLWTS!
     
  20. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    Illinois
    I would love to purchase my Wal 5 String fretless back from you if nobody purchases the lot...
     
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