SOLD Sandberg California TM4 Nighthawk - matte black, like new

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by zambizi, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. zambizi


    Oct 5, 2010
    United States
    Up for sale is my Sandberg California TM4 Nighthawk, purchased new in January 2019. The specifications are:
    NECK: 6 x bolted Canadian hardrock maple
    FRETBOARD: 22 frets, rosewood
    SCALE: 34"
    BODY: Alder
    FINISH: Black matte, matching headstock
    PICKUP: Sandberg black label series T- and M-style humbucker
    PREAMP: Sandberg 2-band, active / passive
    EXTRA: Special black aluminum pickguard
    FINGERBOARD: 14 inch radius, C-shape
    WIDTH ZERO FRET: 39.5 mm
    BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 18.5 to 20 mm
    Weight: 8.7 lb (luggage scale, original info had it at 8.5 lbs), well balanced and comfortable
    Includes functional and protective Sandberg soft gig bag

    Purchased new about 6 months ago; great bass, just isn't seeing much use in my hands. I use my active 5 string if I need active, but I'm preferring passive 4 stringers despite loving the looks and feel of this one. EDIT - I did start playing this one regularly pre-COVID because it turned out to be the best sounding and most versatile of my basses! So a little more use now.

    It needs to go to someone who will play it as it deserves - it's a really nice sounding, versatile bass. I did find one small finish flaw between the humbucker and bridge that I hadn't noticed before taking pictures to list that must have been there all along though I hadn't seen it.

    For sale only, not looking for trades. $1500 includes shipping and insurance. Continental U.S. only please.

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020
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  2. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Palm Coast, FL
    Very nice. I've always been curious as to these models and how they compare to a Sadowsky Metro or Lull... GLWTS!
  3. zambizi


    Oct 5, 2010
    Thanks - it's a lovely bass! I've not done a direct comparison but I find it a great value compared to Sadowsky or Lull. It's as comfortable for me as my Sadowsky (5 string though so not a direct comparison) and probably more versatile in terms of tone. I liked that you can adjust to narrower string spacing than the metro.
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  4. zambizi


    Oct 5, 2010
    Updated listing with lower price. Gigged for a few months pre-COVID because it turned out to be my most versatile and best-sounding bass. And the nighthawk look is great! However, I've gone to all under-8 pound instruments for recording and the few live gigs that are trickling in so am letting this one go.