Price Drop - ACG Lined Fretless Skelf 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kbuschmann, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Price Drop to $1350

    I am narrowing my fretless inventory to a single bass, an F Bass AC5. This is the last, and best, of the fretless instruments I'm parting with in that process. I'm so impressed by Alan Cringean's work that I've ordered a custom fretted bass from him. His reputation as a top-end builder is, in my opinion, well deserved.

    This a piezo-only bass with an extremely broad range of tonalities owing to the ACG/East pre-amp. I have used it primarily for its DB/acoustic mimicry, but it can be dialed in to meet the demands of just about any genre (well.....OK.....probably not metal). Very prominent legato mwah, but can also give a burby/plucky staccato depending on how you adjust the pre and where you play.

    Specs are:
    Spanish Cedar chambered body with Zebrano accent and figured Makore top. Satin finish.
    Wenge/Zebrano/Padouk neck.
    Ebony board with Maple fretlines. Zero radius.
    34" scale. 1.75" at nut. 18mm string spacing at bridge.
    Weight ~ 8.5 lbs.
    Hipshot bridge and tuners.
    Graphtech Ghost Piezos.
    ACG EQ02 3K filter pre-amp.
    Black La Bella Tape Wound strings.

    Small surface blemish and scratch near the aft end - not visible unless you go looking for them. Shown in pictures.

    It can also be seen at the ACG gallery here:[/ur ,mnl]

    $1350 shipped to CONUS/Canada.

    I have NO interest in a trade.

    Thanks for taking the time to look.

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  2. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    More Pix

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  4. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Buckets of mwah. Plays like melted margarine....except not all gooey and stuff.
  5. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

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  6. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Full of juicy uniqueness.
  7. Gries Amps

    Gries Amps Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 14, 2008
    Mattapoisett, MA
    Owner, Gries Amplification
    The photos won't open for me.
  8. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    New pix embedded in prior posts.
  9. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    I'm thinking twice - though about what I'm not saying.
  10. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    if it were shortscale......
  11. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    I think this will be my last shot at trying to sell this. Played the bejeezuz out of it the last 2 days. I should try to rationalize my bass investment (the missus is right), but damn this thing can make some cool sounds. And it plays effortlessly. Maybe I'll just work a few extra shifts and call it even. Anyway, while I'm still vacillating, it remains available.