No longer available One Day Reduced price. F Bass Custom Alain Caron 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by xabicho, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Price:
    $4800.00
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Trade value is: $7000

    This the official information from F Basses:

    “It was made in March of 2013 for our dealer in Japan. It was made with a chambered Figured Maple body, Redwood top with matching headstock, and a Gabon Ebony fingerboard. The electronics are the F Bass bridge pickup and active preamp and an RMC Piezo saddle pickup system. It weighed 9lbs 9oz”. “Our records don’t show a special mention of the scale length which leads me to believe it’s the standard 34.5” scale. You can double check by measuring from the nut to the 12th fret line, then double that figure.”

    One of a kind Fbass Alain Caron Signature fretless model with some major upgrades.

    I double check and took measurements, the scale is 34.5”……
    The new price on one of this caliber approaches $10K USD today!

    Specs:
    -Upgraded Flamed Redwood top which contributes to the tone of this bass!
    -Matching headstock cap!
    -34.5” scale
    -One piece flame maple body
    -Three piece maple neck
    -Gaboon Ebony fretboard
    -Piezo electric pickup
    -Magnetic Fbass Single/Humcancelling pickup
    -Fbass boost only 3 band preamp
    -Black Hardware
    -Nut width is 1 and 3/4”
    -String spacing is 19mm (at bridge)
    -Weight 9.45 Lbs.
    -Condition is excellent with some minor, very tiny nicks as shown in the pictures, not noticeable from 3 feet away
    -Ships in Fbass gig bag

    Trades:
    Fodera Emperor 5, 34” Scale,
    Fodera Monarch 5, 34” Scale
    Fodera Standard 5, 34” scale, + cash
    Fodera Standard Special 5, 34” Scale
    James Tyler 5, + cash
    Hilton 5
    Miura MB2 + cash
    Perhaps other Partial Trades + Cash
    MTD 534
    MTD Saratoga
    MTD Norm Stockton
    Sadowsky USA
    STR
    R Bass (Roger)
    F BN5
     

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
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  2. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    I am Endorsed by BrownAmps.com
    Stunning!! Glwts.
     
  3. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Awesome bass and awesome seller!
    That's a rare bass everyone with amazing specs!
    GLWTS!
     
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  4. Kevin McKee

    Kevin McKee Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    bass porn
     
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  5. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    What an incredibly elegant bass! Just beautiful. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. nick333

    nick333

    Nov 3, 2012
    Please add a pic of the bass side of the finger board , showing the side dots.
    Thank you
     
  7. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Pictures added, thanks for the interest.
     
  8. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Wow!
    What kind of strings may I ask ?
    Quite the taper at bridge end.
    GLWTS
     
  9. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    La Bella Exposed Core
     
  10. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Trade options updated.
     
  11. BellsNWhistles

    BellsNWhistles

    Jul 9, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous, amazing bass! Could you go into the upgrades that make buying a new one like this worth almost $10k? I've been drooling over the F Bass website, looking at the AC Signature and AC Classic basses, their starting prices are $6400-6800 with similar materials listed (3-piece maple neck, Gabon ebony fingerboard, chambered maple body, redwood top for AC Classic). Just trying to get a comparison of this one vs buying a new one. Thanks!

    EDIT: Just did a little more digging on the FBass website bass builder section. Looks like figured/burled rosewood adds $1900 and the ebony bridge adds $300. Hard to tell, but I think the standard build is a 3-piece maple body and this one is a one-piece, which would add more $, bringing it likely into the $9k range. I think I pretty much answered my own question!
     
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  12. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Thanks for the digging, you are certainly correct, every detail that goes out of the ordinary will add $. The sound is amazing, I tweaked the truss rod to give more relief to the neck, since I like medium high action. WOW!!!! The sound opened up, more sustain, more punch. The only reason I am selling is to cover some expenses for a family duty. If I can pull out the $ from other sources I will keep the F AC 5.
     
  13. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    If someone doesn’t buy this, that’s crazy. If I didn’t acquire 2 BnF5’s in the last 3 years, this would be coming to NJ
     
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