TRADED Matthieu Combe Alys 6 with incredible woods

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by FilCo, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. FilCo

    FilCo Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ.
    Hey everyone. This listing is for my Matthieu Combe Alys six string. It features an exhibition grade Saint Martin red top over a highly figured black limba body, highly figured flame maple neck, and a rare and exquisite zebrano fingerboard. Pretty sure the headstock laminates are cocobolo. The pickups are Delano and are matched to a custom Combe preamp. 34 inch scale, 18mm spacing.

    It is in as-new condition and works perfectly, no issues. Comes with the original gig bag, or I can include a new Vectra hard case instead.

    Combe's work is phenomenal. This bass has maybe the most organic and woody tone of any bass I have owned. The playability is great, and it is very comfortable overall. Construction is flawless. The choice of woods on this thing is remarkable. I don't know if I have ever seen a top like this before, and while I have seen a couple of zebrano boards, this one is definitely a standout. I swear the limba even has some like orange-pink streaks or something. You can get lost in the grains on this thing.

    I am in a position that I am sure you will all offer sympathy for. Through all of my horse trading, I have ended up with seven absolutely stellar six string basses, this Combe being one of them. I have to cut that number back to maybe just one or two. There is no reason to sell this particular bass other than that, and I barely want to do it.

    $3300 shipped.

    I always consider trade offers if you want to make one. I can go plus or minus cash as required. Please PM me if you have something in mind. Thanks!

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  2. Arpi


    Dec 2, 2007
  3. onebassplayer5

    onebassplayer5 Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Silver Spring, MD
    Geez, that is beautiful
  4. Kevin Guin

    Kevin Guin

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    He sure nailed that one. Six strings of perfection.

    I had a black limba build once, so I know the orange streaks of which ye speak.

    How's the balance?
  5. FilCo

    FilCo Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ.
    It balances very well. This is a really comfortable bass to play.