SOLD Sadowsky 5 String NYC Vintage Bass '59 Burst Quilted / Birdseye

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by robthebassplaye, Jul 9, 2017.


  1. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Price:
    3700
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Illinois
    Hey TB!

    I have to sell one of my Sadowsky basses, I'm retiring, and I cant keep them all... Downsizing in a big way....

    Here are the specs:
    • Ash body, I believe it's a 2010 model. Made in the USA, NYC model.
    • Beautiful birds eye maple fingerboard
    • Ebony blocks
    • 5A quilted maple top in 59 burst
    • Single coil PUPs with vintage tone control
    • Fresh set of Sadowsky blue Strings
    • Original Sadowsky Ultralight case included.
    • 8.5 lbs approx based on my digital bathroom scale
    • 12" radius
    • 1.875 nut
    • AND, it is signed by Roger Sadowsky on the back of the head stock... see photos !!!

    I can not find any dings or imperfections on this bass - it looks almost perfect - a 9.9 out of 10. The birds eye maple fingerboard is beautiful in person !!! Hope it comes through in the photos.And the quilted top is beautiful....

    Nice original factory upgrades to this bass, including the Ebony blocks and the birds eye maple fingerboard, and the beautiful quilted top in 1959 sunburst.

    I'll include the original Sadowsky case, very nice and in good condition.

    Please ask any questions you have, I'm more than happy to answer any questions I get via PMs!

    Thanks !
     

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  2. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    A few more photos...
     

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  3. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    and a few more photos....
     

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  4. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
    Sold yet? Very interested
     
  5. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    not yet - I've had a few folks interested.... I love this bass, just I'm retiring, and I cant keep them all..

    :>)
     
  6. JR BASS 55

    JR BASS 55

    Dec 6, 2013
    Georgia
    Hello is there any possible trade for you're Sadowsky NYC
    I can offer a MTD 535-21 in mint condition hardly been used
     
  7. Hounddog

    Hounddog

    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    If this is 5693 I had it built in 2010 and it was my main Bass for 5 yrs. I needed a PJ5 and and a guy that had a reverse PJ5 that was optioned similar to 5693 wanted to trade or I would still.own it. Roger Sadowsky signed the back of the headstock for me which is a cool bonus. Rob, I am in the Southern part of Illinois. Good luck on the sale.

    Mike Pulke
     
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  8. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
  9. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Hi Mike !

    Yes, this was yours !!!! It's awesome, what a nice bass !!!

    If I didn't have to downsize, it's a definite keeper !

    Rob
     
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  10. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Hi,

    Sorry, No trades for this one, I need to downsize....

    THanks,
    Rob
     
  11. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    I think this is SOLD, waiting for a bank check to arrive in the mail and to clear...
     
  12. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    PM sent, looks like a winner !
     
  13. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Hi TB - I had a request for a few closer photos of the neck and the fretboard, Indoor lighting not awesome - see below. I went over the bass again, still looks in fantastic shape to me.
     

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  14. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
    Did you even play it? Nice.
     
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  15. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Probably not as much as I should have....
    :>)
     
  16. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
    It does look beautiful in the images that is for sure and I am looking forward to it
     
  17. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Hi TB -

    OK, whoever winds up with this bass has to decide which case they would like:
    • The original Sadowsky Ultralight case that I believe this bass came with, definitely used but totally functional... I like this case a lot ! or.....
    • A very nice (but also used) Portabag, one of the models with one large compartment in the front. Also very cool !
    See the attached photos...

    Either one will be awesome for shipping, so no issues there, so decide based on how you will use this bass.

    Thanks!
     

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  18. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    OK, so I've received a check for the bass, when it clears, I'll be changing the status to SOLD. Thanks for all the PM's, if anything changes I'll post it right away !
     
  19. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Well, this is now SOLD, and off to a good home !!! Thanks everone for the comments and interest, TB is a great communitiy....
    Rob
     
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