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Really? Anyone seen this before

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dayman, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Dayman


    Apr 3, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    This is a craigslist ad i just came across, looks real enough. Thoughts?

    "Due to overwhelming response, I will not set a price. Make me an offer!! Thanks!
    Studio finally closing so we gotta sell this guitars. This guitars features one electric 12 string, one elecric 6 string, one 5 string bass, one 4 string bass, one 7 string electric guitar, and finally one 6 string MIDI guitar. All of these guitar have matched humbucker and the basses has twin single coil pickup. Weighs just under 90 lbs. Just wait to you band mates get a load of this axes! This guitar comes with gig bags.
    Please email with any question you may have. Will trade for 12 string bass."
  2. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    All the grammatical errors (mostly faulty plurals) caught my eye. The description doesn't sound like the work of a native speaker of English.

    And what the heck would a recording studio be doing with a freak instrument like that, eh?

    I smell a rat... :eyebrow:
  3. Just under 90LBS in the only one that comes to mind
  4. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Most...cumbersome thing I've ever seen.

    "Due to overwhelming response, I will not set a price." What is this, craigbay? I hate craigslist posters that pull that stupid gag.
  5. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
  6. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    pffft...I have like 5 of those...:rolleyes:
  7. Randall


    Aug 6, 2009
    ebay has a lot of those built in china. Ask Rick Nielson of cheap trick what he thinks of it :smug:
  8. Magnus Scott

    Magnus Scott

    Jan 21, 2009
    i'd like to see the gig bag
  9. Correct, this is the native language of craigsland.
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    If it had a coffee maker on it I'd be all over it.

    I imagine playing that thing is like having several girlfriends at once. It probably seemed like fun at first but........
  11. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    That is potentially the most absurd instrument I have ever seen. Looks physically impossible to play the lower three or four. :rolleyes:
  12. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    I like the the whole thing has like 4 knobs on it
  13. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
  14. Firewood or a scam or he put the grammatical errors intentionally...

    "This guitars" - referring to it being a multi-neck instrument.
    "All of these guitar" - again, see above.

    Or it could just be an idiot who has no grasp of the English language!!
  15. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    These multi necked ones were flogged on ebay daily a few years ago.
  16. That's one of the most asinine things I've ever seen.

    But at least it's under 90 lbs.
  17. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    What I'm trying to figure out though is how the scam works?

    Does he offer to ship the item, and then scam that way?
  18. I'm surprised he didn't link it to Rick Nielsen in some way:

    But wait, the point of that ad isn't to find a buyer, it's to gather valid email addresses for phishing/spamming.
  19. That certainly is another way CraigsList is used for scamming.
  20. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    The scam is, that he will actually send it to you if you pay him.