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For Sale Overwater J5 Custom Lined Fretless 5-String | Handmade in UK. Beautiful!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassanomaly, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
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    Overwater J5 Custom 5-String Lined Fretless Bass

    Build complete: July, 2019
    $1100 Price Drop!

    This beautiful fretless bass was custom designed and handmade in the UK by Overwater Basses. It is literally the only one of its kind. It is a custom designed, handmade fretless bass.

    This one-of-a-kind custom bass also includes Hipshot Ultralite tuners, Hipshot A-Style Brass bridge (chrome) and a deep pocket neck joint gives all the sustain and tonal response of a neck-through bass. The John East J-Retro flat-response preamp was custom designed for Overwater Basses. The J Retro's sweepable mid gives this bass, quite literally, THE BEST fretless tone I have ever heard. It's truly spectacular.

    Most notably is how well balanced this bass is. It's 9lb 12oz and can be played for hours with no fatigue.

    Note: There is a small repair in the lacquer on the back of the bass, by the through-body string access. It's cosmetic only.

    With shipping and hardshell case, this bass retails for well over $5400 and takes approximately 16-20 weeks to build. Price has been dropped so you can avoid the wait and enjoy this today. This is a great deal!

    Continental US Only.
    (Shipping: $75 East Coast | $100 West Coast)


    • Handmade in the UK by Overwater Basses
    • Finished & shipped to the US: Spring, 2019
    • Highly Figured Swamp Ash top
    • Swamp Ash body w/ black veneer accent line
    • Ebony Fingerboard with brown fretline inlays & mother-of-pearl side dots
    • 3-Piece Maple Neck w/ stiffening bars (slim D-shape)
    • 24 fret / 34" scale with Extended Bolt-On
    • Nut width: 46mm / Bridge width: 18mm
    • Hipshot Ultralite Tuning Machines
    • Hipshot Type-A Brass Bridge (Chrome Finish)
    • Overwater Noiseless J Pickups
    • John East OW J-Retro Deluxe preamp (flat-response)
    • Neutrik Locking 1/4" Output Jack
    • Dunlop Recessed Straplocks
    • Overwater Hiscox Hardshell case
    • Weight: 9lb 12 oz
    • BONUS: Black pickguard
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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019 at 8:57 AM
  2. melodiaopus

    melodiaopus Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Would love to get this and your other Overwater bass
  3. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    Yeah, it’s like I’m practically an Overwater dealer... lol. Hit me up and I’ll give you a bulk discount.
  4. You've no clue how much I hate that I can't afford this. Heh. But she sure is purty. I Wish... you luck with your sale.
  5. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    Thanks. This one's a gem, for sure. I'm in no hurry to let her go.
  6. JohnDL


    Apr 27, 2019
    West Wales, UK
    That is an absolutely beautiful bass!
  7. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    Thanks! I picked out everything on it. As pretty as it is, my favorite thing about it is the ability to dial in some amazing fretless tones with the parametric mid-sweep. It sounds as beautiful as it looks.
  8. JohnDL


    Apr 27, 2019
    West Wales, UK
    You're welcome, I'm very happy to complement you on your choice of bass and yeah I bet that bass sounds as beautiful as it looks. If I could afford a custom Jazz bass it would definitely be an Overwater!
    bassanomaly likes this.

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