Outta My Mind Sale - Rare F Bass BN4 (rare factory options)!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Quadzilla, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Not even sure I want to do this, but financial woes are forcing me to sell all non-essential gear. It's a rare one and total cost on it was around $5400 new with the upgrades and options it has. I do not expect nearly new value (selling price below).

    Options include:
    Birdseye fretboard
    24 fret option (an extremely rare option according to George F)
    Hipshot Bass extender
    Schaller Strap Locks

    I had the bass setup by local luthier Phil Jacobi. Phil used to be with PRS and knows his stuff! I even had him toss it on his PLEK and he said that the frets were near perfect and PLEK work was not needed (a testament to George's build quality)! She is currently sporting DR Low Riders (they seem to work well with this bass).

    Pics below are from when I bought her. Pretty much the same condition except for two things:

    1 - I moved the bottom strap button from the stock location to the "traditional" location (bottom center). I bet you are asking why. It's because when I played this bass with the same strap that I use for my other basses, this bass would hang a few inches lower. Now it's at the same level as my others. Stock hole is still there in case you want to put it back.

    2 - Bridge pickup cover has some wear in her from playing. I actually contacted the maker (George F) and he told me that he could make me a new one for $150ish as I recall.

    So I'll let this go for a fraction of what she was new. $2175 shipped (fully insured) or BEST OFFER. Comes with original F-Bass gig bag.





  2. Bump for a great guy & great seller!
  3. puff father

    puff father Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    Ho boy! I wish I had the scratch, Quad. She is a beaut!

    Good luck with the sale and with your mortgage payments!
  4. dwc3690

    dwc3690 Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Metro Detroit Area
    BUMP for my favorite luthier!
  5. I think I just wet my pants I am in love <3 this bass. I noticed that this bass was ctbirdsongs prior to you purchasing it? anyway bump for a gr8 guy and an outstanding blond bass
  6. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    And to think that I lost interest in natural finish basses; wow beauty; killer the way the grain runs through the pup cover
  7. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Bump for best offer!
  8. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    Fred, you have a gorgeous bass. I am tempted.
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I really, really wish this was a 5er.. Sooo much...

    But free bump for the best necked bass company in the world, and one of the best TBers! :bassist:
  10. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    Gave in to my temptation. Thank you Fred.
  11. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    This bass will be missed more than any other I've owned :crying: :bawl: . Keep her well Jim!