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SOLD Rare Honduras Mahogany Wal Mk1 unlined fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kulit17, Jan 6, 2017.


  1. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Price:
    $5400
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    So the reason for this thread is two fold. This is what for sale NOW:

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    One i just sold a really nice 92 Wal Mk1 Black Poly to a fellow TB'er. So this thread will be used for feedback.
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    Second, I am offering a 89 Wal Mk1 Honduras Mahogany for sale ONLY - NO TRADE OFFERS PLEASE!!!!! First world problems, but I have too many Wals and I have a new build due to ship some time soon that's already paid up, so i need to thin out the collection a wee bit. Everything about this bass is as what you would expect from a fretless Wal. Mick Karn sound.....check.....Percy Jones tone....check..... the distinct Wal mwawwwhh!! check!!!

    For an 1989 bass, the condition is in great condition. The fretboard and neck is perfect with very minimal wear. There are some minor age cracking on the body (shown in the pics below - front beside the bridge pickup and also shown in the back) and I have inquired to Paul from Wal and also a local luthier, Jim Mouridian and both have said it is a non-issue, but if it's something that was bothersome, the bass would need to be stripped, cracks filled and then refinished. I currently have Labella tapewound strings on them currently.

    I also just had the preamps serviced by Wal (Dec.2016) which is recommended for ANY Wals older than 15-20 years old due to electrolytic capacitors shelf life. Every checked out good and Paul updated all necessary items on the preamp board, so its set to go for another 15-20 years!!

    The honduras mahagony is a very rare type of facing. Reportedly, there are 4 in existence (W3006, W3059, and W3062). The two that are documented (W3006 and W3059) are said to come from a 200+ year stately home.

    here is a link to one of them that sold a little while ago.

    Pre owned, used, secondhandGuitar Stock :: Bass Direct :: WAL MkI, 4 string bass guitar, 1988, fretless, Walnut :: UK, Birmingham, EU, FOR SALE, On offer

    The bass itself weighs a modest 9.6 lbs. It will include the original OHSC - blue dogbone case and an original Wal tweaking tool.

    I am selling this for $5400. Please PM for any further inquiries regarding the bass. Local buyers are preferred but I am willing to ship. Depending on where i'm shipping it too - i may or may not be open to shipping internationally. Again, please PM me for inquiries.

    More pics to follow if needed........

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  2. b-for-beatles

    b-for-beatles Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Nice
     
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  3. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Thanks nick!
     
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  4. b-for-beatles

    b-for-beatles Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Hong Kong
    One of the best looking wal I ever seen. Must go soon
     
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  5. Walfretless5

    Walfretless5

    Mar 21, 2014
    New York
    Lovely Top Jose!
     
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  6. DrewinHouston

    DrewinHouston Not currently practicing Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Disclosure: I am not a great bass player
    Beautiful. Three Wal Mk1 in the same week!
     
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  7. duckman

    duckman

    Jan 16, 2011
    Ghent Belgium
    that is a piece of art...magnificent. GLWTS
     
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  8. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67

    Jun 5, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I bought the black Mk1 from Jose, it was an absolute pleasure working with him and I'd have no second thoughts about doing it again.

    That mahogany Mk1 is rare and beautiful, GLWTS!
     
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  9. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    so i moved a pair of Wals and may be taking this off the market. i'll give her till the weekend then she's off the market. PM some offers folks!
     
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  10. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    so pretty!!! I wish, but a master bathroom remodel has stolen all my money from me..... the wife's choice of all higher end Kohler could have bought me a wal :) .......
     
  11. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    staying in the fold for now :bassist:
     
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  12. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Making this available again for local pickup only. I'll be travelling to NJ the weekend of 25th this month, so anyone in the RI,CT,NY, and NJ area give me a shout if your interested. I dropped the price slightly.

    Rare Wal facing hear folks!!!
     
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  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    Your killing me.....I lust for a MK1 fretless. I'm also in MA. Oh the Gas.
     
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  14. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Just a heads up. No takers yet, but i'm scheduled again to travel to NJ the weekend of 25th in March, so anyone in the RI,CT,NY, and NJ area give me a shout if your interested. PM to work something out.
     
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  15. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    want this soo bad!
     
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  16. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    Illinois
    You and me both.... this bass has been killing me for awhile now.
     
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  17. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    left it at home bump and took an mk2 instead with me to keep me company o_O
     
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  18. John G

    John G

    Sep 4, 2015
    Will you ship this bass to LA cali ?
     
  19. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    parted ways with yet another Wal :crying:, so using this thread again for feedback.

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  20. The Balance

    The Balance Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    PM sent.
     

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