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SOLD Price Drop! Veillette Mark IV Fretless Six String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by KenMoore05, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
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    Singlecut fretless six string Veillette Mark IV Bass. The serial number is 002 on the headstock and it’s signed by Joe and dated Sept 2001. I emailed Joe, and he said very few of these were made.

    This bass has been in a case for the last 15 years and is in fantastic condition. The electronics work great and everything is straight and original, down to the black nylon strings!

    There is a small gap in the neck pocket on the body (last picture), but from what I’ve read and heard from Joe, this is 100% normal. Because of the bridge and one bolt neck construction, the only way to adjust the action is putting shims between the neck and body. The joint is very firm and shows no sign of weakness.

    This is a VERY nice bass and would be a great addition to any collection! Will ship well packed in the Veillette gig bag. Let me know if you have any questions at all! I’m in the Denver/Colorado Springs area, so if you want to see it in person, let me know and we can work something out!
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  2. That’s pretty sweet! These do not show up for sale very often.
  3. Man that’s cool and looks like a killer deal. Curious about the weight and specs please. The bass is beautiful. How do these balance with this shape? I can’t play a stienberger because of the body? Obviously this is different but a bit similar. GLWTS

    PS; Did you know Phil “Fingers’ Pharrell, bass player that lived in Black Forrest? (Close friend)
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
  4. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Right?! It’s a very cool bass, but definitely has a limited market. 6 string unlined fretless basses aren’t exactly what most people play... lol

    When I get home I’ll weigh it on my luggage scale (the best way I have to weigh it). I’ll also see if I can’t post a link to the specs.
    I feel like it balances very well, but I haven’t played it a lot with a strap, mostly just sitting on my lap.

    I don’t know Phil, I just moved to Colorado three months ago. I’m definitely trying to build my network out here though!
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  5. I totally get it, but I fall into the rare exception catergory. I have 2 Fretless 6-string basses.
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  6. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Definitely the minority! If you need another one, just let me know!
    What kind of music are you playing that takes advantage of those basses?
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  7. I've been playing progressive rock with a few guys. I just grab whichever bass I feel like bringing. Most often, I'll have fretted but I bring fretless sometimes if/when I feel like it.
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  8. steubig


    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    scale and string spacing would be good to know.
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  9. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Ive been fortunate to play several Villette guitars and basses, there are VERY fine instruments.

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  10. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Here’s the best write up on the bass I could find. I’ll take some unofficial measurements and post them today. (The weight is on its way too, I misplaced my scale...)

    Veillette Guitars in the Press
  11. Loring


    May 4, 2017
    Beautiful bass - if it were a 5 it would be mine...
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  12. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Best measurement on my little luggage scale. It’s coming in anywhere between 9.5-10.2lbs.

    1.875” at the nut, and roughly 19mm string spacing at the bridge. I don’t have a string spacing rule, so with a tape measurer that’s as close as I can get. Sorry, there aren’t a lot of sites I could find with specs for this bass...
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  13. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Oh, and it’s a 34” scale.
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  14. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Last and only Price Drop! Get it now for $1800 shipped CONUS! This will be coming down in a couple weeks if it doesn’t sell at this price. Thanks for looking!
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  15. gscroggin

    gscroggin Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Damn, I have the 5 string version of this and have always wanted a 6! Unfortunately I just bought another bass the other day here on TB. I wonder if Loring is serious about getting a 5...perhaps we could work out something here.
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  16. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Sounds good to me!
  17. cheapimitation

    cheapimitation Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    1.875" at the nut sounds pretty narrow... is that the entire width of the nut, or the distance from lowest to highest strings?
  18. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    I think it was string to string. I’ve never actually had to measure a nut by hand before, so I wasn’t sure what the proper way to do it was.
  19. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    This should be about 2" at the nut IIRC.
    I did much of the work on this bass during my time at Veillette.
    This one goes back a ways so my recollection is not 100%, but I believe that is/was the spec.
    Definitely 20" fingerboard radius, 19mm bridge spacing.

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  20. KenMoore05

    KenMoore05 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    Thanks for the info Martin! It’s pretty hard to find the specs for this bass!

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