SOLD MTD 535 - Spalted Maple / Ash / Wenge / Wenge

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lsu921, Dec 15, 2012.


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  1. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    2003 MTD 535 #969. Bass is in excellent condition; no dings/dents on the body or neck. There are a few small dings (pictured) on the headstock. The finish has started to wear off a few of the bridge saddles (also pictured). Bass will ship in an MTD Zero G case.

    $2900 shipped in the CONUS. Only two trades considered: MTD 535 (Ash/Walnut/Ash/Maple) or the right Zon Sonus 5.

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  2. Do you know the cause of the dings? Any structural issues or cracks? Thanks. Weight of the bass?
     
  3. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    Dings were there when I got it, so I can't say for sure. No structural issues or cracks. No scale at home, but it's 9.5'ish.
     
  4. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Bump for an awesome TB'er to deal with and a very nice looking MTD 535!

    For what's it worth, wenge has a very open grain. Some more than others. What I see in the pic's appears to be nothing more than open pores in the grain of the wenge. Just a characteristic of the wenge wood.
     
  5. JoelFT

    JoelFT

    Nov 12, 2011
    Newnan, GA
    I agree with Joe. Those look like the grain of the wood and not dings at all.

    Also, that top looks killer! It looks like a cross between spalt and tulip wood.
     
  6. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    Here's a better headstock picture. The line you see is the open grain of the wenge and not a crack. That's also a wenge headstock laminate and not the actual neck. The picture makes it look much larger than it is, but I would rather do that than the alternative. Responding to PMs now. Thanks everyone.

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  7. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    Sold
     
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