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For Sale/Trade Marleaux Consat Signature 4 lined Fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by eubassix, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. eubassix


    Jan 17, 2004
    Teesside, UK
    MxS-22a.JPG MxS-33a.JPG MxS-4+4.JPG MxS-5.JPG MxS-5f.JPG Originally for sale - a matched PAIR of Marleaux Consat Signature fretted and (lined) fretless 4's with excellent cases and in mint condition. BUT, the fretted bass is now SOLD. Fretless (lined) remains available.
    • Walnut body Core
    • Burl Poplar Top
    • Ebony Maple Lined Board
    • Figured Maple Bound Through Neck
    • Bartolini Pickups
    • Schaller Tuners
    • ETS Bridge
    • 3-band eq (active-passive/fretless)
    The Signature is the top-of-the-line option and this pair is also neck-through (rather than bolt-on).
    Wood choices are fairly obvious and the basses demo the special features of the Signature model, including the flame-maple bound f/board.
    the fretless bass is Active-Passive 3EQ.
    photos show both the quality of workmanship and the contrasts between the two, which are very similar in most respects....

    US$3245 (incl. 24-48 Courier by Fedex or similar). Current EU pricing is €4700 (c. $5245) per instrument.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
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  2. tmoney61092


    Sep 15, 2009
    Interested in a trade for one of my kidneys? Truly gorgeous basses
    SuperTwin, MrUsefulAlien and joebar like this.
  3. odarellmc


    Jul 8, 2012
  4. jbossolo


    Sep 22, 2011

    I'll give him one of mine and we can split them. I'll take the fretless. GLWS.
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  5. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    I have tried one here in the US. Beautiful basses.
    The bottom of the body makes this the sexiest bass around.
  6. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    These are awesome. You can never go wrong with a Marleaux. ...or two. :)
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  7. BassEnvy78


    Jun 28, 2012
    E g. C
  8. BassEnvy78


    Jun 28, 2012
    I meant Bump!!
  9. ursusaltered

    ursusaltered Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
    If you were in the USA, i would snag these in a heartbeat. If you ever plan. Trip to the states, hit me up.
  10. jphilauren


    Nov 8, 2007
    Nothing ill informed or naive, differences of opinon of value new and used!
  11. IGotGas

    IGotGas Cajun Rocker

    Sep 26, 2011
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I would SWEAR I've seen these two basses featured in a magazine or online (...not the recent article mentioned above). Maybe the ones I saw were similar, but they struck me as beautiful and of obvious quality. So much so, liking the idea of matched pairs (fretted and Fretless), that I commissioned my last custom builds as such, in both 4 and 5 string (different builder however).

    Do you know if these two were ever featured online or in print?
  12. IGotGas

    IGotGas Cajun Rocker

    Sep 26, 2011
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Well they sure are beautiful and I bet they sound amazing!!
  13. jazzsoul


    Sep 24, 2012
    Those basses are probably the finest handcrafted basses you can find on this planet!

    If you ever go to Germany, stop by at the little place in the heart-mountains where those fine instruments are build.

    You won´t find anything better.
  14. Dukchun Lee

    Dukchun Lee

    Jul 7, 2014
    Newton, MA
    So nice!
    Interested in trades for my fodera monarch?
  15. Walfretless5


    Mar 21, 2014
    New York
  16. IngloriousOz

    IngloriousOz Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  17. Walfretless5


    Mar 21, 2014
    New York
  18. IngloriousOz

    IngloriousOz Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  19. JaredBT


    Aug 7, 2012
    Sooo beautiful. Do they sleep good?
  20. eubassix


    Jan 17, 2004
    Teesside, UK
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    ?... not sure exactly what you mean; but the answer might be that perhaps they do so (together) too well (?) :-

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