No longer available Rockhewer Custom Rainbow 4 String Fretted Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by rmichael, Mar 3, 2018.


  1. rmichael

    rmichael Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    Central Illinois
    Price:
    8500.00
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Illinois
    This bass is truly one of a kind! Hand crafted by a highly skilled and very talented luthier in Mesa, AZ (USA) by the name of Kevin Butler. Kevin's basses utilize aggressive designs concepts while remaining elegant and tasteful. Kevin’s craftsmanship and attention to detail rival and or surpass that of other high end custom builders such as Alembic, Spector (USA Series), Fodera, etc.,. Kevin's basses are truly unique, one of a kind works of art. These are not mass produced run of the mill bass guitars that you find in your corner music store!

    All of Kevin's basses are custom-built-to-order and have an average build time from conception to birth of approximately 5 months. The bass you see here is fully loaded with custom options that make this bass completely stand out in a virtual sea of average, ordinary, off-the-shelf, bass guitars.

    Selling to fund a 5-String Rockhewer Bass.

    Bass includes case. Price includes shipping, fully insured via standard ground service in the USA. International shipping will be considered but “all” shipping and insurance fees will be at buyers expense.

    Serious inquires only. Reasonable offers will be entertained! No “lowball” offers will be considered.

    This bass was originally fretless (as pictured). However, the builder at Rockhewer Guitars has taken the bass and has converted it to a fretted bass (sorry no pics of it since it has been fretted! I will add fretted pics when I can.)

    Details -

    ▪4 string, 35" scale, Strung BEAD

    NECK:
    ▪Through-body 9 pc. Laminated, in rock maple, ebony, curly maple w/ purpleheart accent pinstripes.
    ▪nut width: 1.5"
    ▪width @ 12th fret area 2.065"

    FINGERBOARD:
    ▪Fretted, CA coated & polished
    ▪Ebony, laminated w/ curly maple center stripe & purpleheart binding.
    ▪Blue LED sidemarkers
    ▪Headstock cap to match body.
    ▪Dual action truss rod

    BODY:
    ▪Custom staggered Rockhewer MythosX
    ▪Bass horn modified: the 'Brimmskröl'
    ▪Ebony top to center, 5 accent stripes in curly maple & purpleheart ...(attached)
    ▪pickup covers to match top.
    ▪Ebony back to neck, wing stripes match top.
    ▪Curly maple core, w/purpleheart accents & curly maple pinstripes

    HARDWARE:
    ▪Hipshot D style bridge- black. .75" srtring spacing.
    ▪Rockhewer tailpiece- Ebony
    ▪Sperzel locking bass tuning machines -black
    ▪Brass nut
    ▪Black knobs
    ▪Shaller strap locks -black.

    Electronics:
    ▪Dual EMG 35DCX pickups.
    ▪EMG BQC System
    ▪18V (9V battery x2) onboard preamp power.
    ▪9v battery x1 for lights onboard (both inside e-cavity)
     

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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
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  2. imdkoz

    imdkoz Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    Tennessee
    Holy cow!!
     
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  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Whoa.
     
  4. fenderfour

    fenderfour

    Sep 3, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    that might be the most sandwichin bass i've seen.

    Also, awesome instrument.
     
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  5. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Very cool.
     
  6. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Vegas
    Uhhhh i dont see any frets. Perhaps you mean "de-fretted"? Cause that is definitely fretless, unless they're super camouflaged.

    Beautiful, though.
     
  7. rmichael

    rmichael Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    Central Illinois
    No the bass was started as a fretless as per the quote in the ad: (See below)

    "This bass was originally fretless (as pictured). However, the builder at Rockhewer Guitars has taken the bass and has converted it to a fretted bass!"

    I don't have any pics of the bass since it has been fretted......
     
  8. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Vegas
    OH i did not see that. DOH. my mistake =0)
     
  9. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Kevin is a stand up dude and builds damn nice basses. Whoever ends up with it will have no regrets.
     
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  10. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior

    Mar 20, 2006
    MD suburbs
    None whatsoever. This along with her sister are the finest instruments in the world. Going to sell off the collection to have Kevin build a few.
     
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