SOLD NEW Kinal MK21 5-String Bass + hard case *$1,500 OFF RETAIL*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dubbel A, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Dubbel A

    Dubbel A Guest

    May 26, 2017
    Bend, OR
    EDIT on April 6, 2019: Dropped price from $2500 to $2250
    and I added some photos of the build process that Mike sent me while he was making the bass in order to prove that I'm the original owner :)

    This beautiful high end instrument was hand-made by Mike Kinal. Condition is new. It has only been played to confirm that everything is without flaws. I'm selling because during the seven month wait for it to be made, I decided to devote my time to other things. So, I'm giving up all things related to bass.

    This 5-string electric bass guitar has a flame myrtlewood top and is made of 7 different woods, all with a natural finish. The different woods are listed below in the specs. This bass's voice is clear and deep due to the Deep Coil Bartolini BD pickups, and the woods give it a rich sound overall. The 18-volt Bartolini passive/active preamp allows for a wide range of sound sculpting.

    With a 34-inch scale and Kinal's signature smooth and satiny finish on the neck, this bass has the playability you'd expect from highest end basses. The slightly lower profile frets were chosen for fretboard speed. The sustain is excellent due to both the Babicz Full Contact bridge and the materials used in construction. A Hipshot extender is installed for extra versatility.

    The retail price of the bass with all features listed below and the bundled custom fitted hard case is $3,750.

    Also included are:
    Owner's manuals for the bass, preamp and tone controls, Hipshot extender, and bridge, as well as the truss rod wrench, the bridge wrench, and that new, custom made bass smell!

    Sorry, no trades.

    Will ship to CONUS for agreed upon amount.


    Model Name - MK21
    Finish - Natural
    Body Core Wood - Korina (Black Limba)
    Body Top Wood - Flame Myrtlewood (over Walnut veneer)
    Neck Wood - Five-piece Maple & Osage Orange
    Headstock Front Wood - Myrtlewood
    Headstock Back Wood - Madrone Burl
    Fingerboard Wood - Ebony
    Inlays - Side dots only
    No. of Frets - 21
    Size of Frets - Dunlop 6140
    Scale Length - 34"
    Nut Type - Bone, 1 7/8"
    Neck Profile - Shallow C-Shape
    Machine Head Style - Hipshot Ultralites in black PLUS Hipshot Xtender on the E string (for drop D or C tuning)
    String Type - DR Nickel Lo-Rider 30-105
    Bridge Type - Babicz Full Contact FCH5 in black (19mm spacing)
    Pickups - Deep Coil Bartolini BD Series Soapbars
    Pre-amp Type - Bartolini 18-volt HR-5.3AP/918, with volume knob for each pickup, Active/Passive changer on neck pickup volume knob, Bass/Mid/Treble knobs, and a 3 position mid freq switch
    Jack Cover - Shaped Myrtlewood
    Hard Case - YES
    Weight - 9lb 11oz

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    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
  2. If this bass was a little lighter weight...I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
    Dubbel A likes this.
  3. Dubbel A

    Dubbel A Guest

    May 26, 2017
    Bend, OR
    Isn't it a beauty? ...Another impressive piece by Mike Kinal. I suppose the actual weight speaks for itself, but the balance makes this bass feel great.
  4. chris lykins

    chris lykins Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    phoenix az
    Kinal makes great basses!
  5. satchelbaglio

    satchelbaglio Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Richmond, B.C.
    Very nice bass. Mike makes fantastic instruments and lives 20 minutes away.
    DaveAceofBass likes this.
  6. Worth every cent.
    I have two Kinal basses. My MK-21 is one of two go-to instruments.
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  7. Dubbel A

    Dubbel A Guest

    May 26, 2017
    Bend, OR
    This thing is awesome. I'm just not playing bass anymore. Spending my time on other things.