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Sadowsky NYC 5 - ash/maple '59 burst, singles/VTC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by AA63, Sep 20, 2010.


  1. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    === SOLD ===

    Sadowsky NYC Vintage 5

    June 2000
    Nicely grained Ash/Maple board
    '59 burst
    Sadowsky single coils / VTC
    Chrome hardware/ultralight pegs
    Pearloid white pickguard
    9.2 lbs
    Original hard Sad. case

    Excellent condition with the following two exceptions...

    - a few small dings on the sides of the body
    - a 2 inch roundish spot at the very top the headstock has had it's finish dulled by (I'm assuming) some wrong cleaning stuff. It is barely noticeable from 2 ft but the tint difference is there if you look very closely or turn the headstock.

    This is a stellar Sadowsky, nicely broken in. Phenomenal tone with the singles and action as low as you would like it.

    I'm liquidating a bunch of my collection to fund a SSL console that I've found (and is going to break my bank!), so let's go :)

    $2650

    Pics below
     
  2. bass12

    bass12 Have you seen my tonsils lately? Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Bump for a fellow Montrealer who I've had the pleasure of doing business with before.
     
  3. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    Great price...
     
  4. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    OK, I pulled this out of the closet and did a very close inspection, weighed it, shot some photos.

    I've revised my initial post to reflect accuracy. I have 3 Sadowsky's so please excuse my haste in the original post I was
    on my way out.

    OK, pics 2 at a time...
     

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  5. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Front body... (I circled the ding)

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  6. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Headstock discoloration/bumps...

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  7. What an awesome bass. Lovin' the pearl against the finish and fingerboard. All the best with the transaction. This one should go pretty quick-like.
     
  8. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Side ding...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Back...

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  10. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Bump.
     
  11. masoncole

    masoncole Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    What year was it built?
     
  12. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Not sure.
     
  13. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA

    Bump for another nice NYC!!

    This bass has the old-style truss access. My two NYC Sadowskys were 2002-2003 and they were 34XX. I would guess this one to be sometime around 2000 or 2001.

    If you remove the cover plate, there should be a signature of the assembler on it that is dated.
     
  14. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks! I will check it out and edit listing.
     
  15. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Yes indeed Chasarms, it is dated June/2000. Thanks for the help! Listing edited.
     
  16. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Bump for an exceptional Sado.

    This is a solid piece of ash (pre-chambered), nicely broken in, very focused instrument. A great NYC for the cost of a new Metro.

    *** I will now include shipping to Can. or US.

    Hit me up, I do not have much time left to secure the console.
     
  17. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Saturday morning bumpo.
     
  18. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Oh my goodness ... that bass is the absolute 5-string twin to my 4-string NYC Sadowsky, which was also built in May-June, 2000! They are identical in finish, neck, fingerboard, pickguard ... everything! I tuly wish that I could afford that bass!!! I'd love to have a 5-string version of my NYC 4-string Jazz.
     
  19. sok monkee

    sok monkee Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Burlington N.C.
    +1 I have #31XX ash/maple JJ5 1999 build date. also have a 2010 ash/ maple JJ5 both loaded with SC's. Between the two I have everything I want in an ash/maple jazz i will never sell either one.
    Some one is going to love this bass
     
  20. AA63

    AA63 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks guys.

    If it wasn't for the fact that...

    a) I really don't play 5's
    b) I have two other Sads (both older ones I might add)
    c) I need to collect some serious amounts of funds

    ... she would be staying here. I've had ash/maple Metro's here that did not compare - be it the singles or I don't know what, this one growls without being overly bright and has a very nice warm body tone to it. More aggressive than my alder/rose basses but not "artificially" or too forward. Maybe it's the age, I dunno.
     
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