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SOLD Nordstrand 4 string CUSTOM!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jacochops, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Hi guys...
    I am letting go my Nordstrand custom 4 string. It has the famous "Adrian Garcia" shape. It is MINT. It has:

    northern ash body
    INSANE amboyna burl top..breathtaking!!
    3 piece flamed quartersawn maple neck
    Jazz bass neck specs
    busy birdseye maple board
    white pearl block inlays!!
    Big Single pickups
    chrome hipshot hardware
    Aguilar 3 band pre
    nice gig bag

    This bass is special because:
    1) It is a one off...Carey won't do any more of these now that Adrian is gone..one of a kind body style
    2) It's a custom, not a Nordy...not many of these around.
    3) It's 100% MINT.
    4) It looks INSANE in person...check out the pics!
    5) It sounds incredible!!!!

    I am asking 2800$, YES, EVEN IN THIS ECONOMY. If it doesn't sell, I don't care. Please don't send low-ball offers. This bass is rare, and would be incredibly expensive to reproduce, even if Carey would build you one, which he won't. I am not really looking to trade, unless it's something equally cool, like a Fodera, Ken Smith, Sadowsky NYC or F bass 4 string, a Ken Lawrence 4 string, etc. Not looking for 5s at all. If you have a Fodera, let's talk. Other than that, it's 28 Benjamins.

    Here is a pic of it, pre-assembly.
    Here's a pic of yours truly playing it at Carey's shop...

    Those are all the pics I have of it...you can call my cell at 541-425-1012 if you want to talk...
    Matt aka Jacochops
  2. That's a beauty...what's the scale length?

    I'm guessing by jazz bass neck specs you mean 1.5" nut and 34" scale, but I wanna be sure.
  3. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    34" scale. I just brought the bass outside in the natural sunlight. DAMN is that amboyna intense!! REALLY busy figuring!

    I am still on the fence about this one. I might keep it....but I talked to Carey about another custom build for me, and the $ I'd get for this bass would pay for it. But, I have to say, out of the well over 125+ custom high end basses I've owned in the last several years, this one is at the top of the heap.

    I know there's another Nordstrand custom for sale right now that's a bit cheaper, but it (in ALL respect) doesn't have the same level of exotic woods, as well as the "AG" shape, which, to my eyes, is a cooler body shape. But, a custom Nordstrand is truly one of the finest basses you can buy today, period. Except...you can't get one today unless it's used, and this one is 100% flawless! I think both of these will be gone within a few days.
  4. For a sweet bass and stand-up guy. Carey says hi, Matt.
  5. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    PM sent.
  6. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Down to the Nightclub....Bump, Bump, BUMP!!!
  7. Wow! Wish I could take it...
  8. derelicte


    Dec 25, 2007
    this bass is truly a work of art! wish i had the scratch for this one..
  9. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    WTH is going on? 2800 for a custom Nordstrand that looks like THIS???? Holy Cannoli! C'mon folks...housing market's bottomed out, things are looking up...Nordstrands are RARE, and even rarer one like this. Someone pony up....:D
  10. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Beautiful bass Matt!!! I think everyone is broke!!!
  11. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Bump. Not a better bass for the $ here...someone snag this!
  12. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    +1 to that... beautiful bass. I'd love to snag that, but... I'm broke!
  13. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Bump!! C'mon guys! Killer bass for short wampum!!
  14. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    pm sent.
  15. sureshjohn


    Feb 23, 2009
    what is the price?
  16. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX

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