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SOLD Sandberg Lionel short scale...New condition!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TK4261, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

    United States
    For Sale: 2020 Sandberg Lionel 30" short scale...New condition! Received this custom order Sandberg Lionel in Aug. 2020 from Chicago music Exchange. This Bass is amazing and plays like a dream but it is just a tad to heavy for my shoulder to practice and gig with. It weighs 8.9lbs and all my other basses are 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 lbs. I am really bummed cause if it was lighter I would keep it for sure...Action is low. I also had a custom Wenge wood pickguard made for it and some custom wood knobs with Luminlay markers. I will include the original black pickguard and knobs with it also. The Bass is kept in a climate controlled room in a smoke free home.
    2020 Sandberg Lionel 30" short scale bass
    Ash body (clear satin)
    Maple neck with Ebony fretboard (abalone dots) 18.5mm string spacing, 14" fretboard radius.
    Black hardware
    Sandberg Gig Bag

    Paid close to $1800 total with taxes + another $100 for the custom pickguard and knobs.

    Selling for $1400 shipped in the CONUS

    Here is a youtube video I made:


    PM me if interested :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2021
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  2. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I was also really bummed these Lionel basses are all so heavy. Especially with Sandberg's SL line of sub 6lb full scale basses. GLWTS.
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  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Looks incredible.
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  4. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nice! I like a little more heft to the basses without being too much. 8.5-9.0 seems ideal for a four string, IMHO. I'll have to contemplate...
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  5. roadrunner

    roadrunner Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
    Does this bass use short scale strings or medium scale? Passive only?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  6. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

    Sandberg uses their regular 40-100 stainless steel set on the Lionel short scale..Since its 30" short scale sets will work fine also. Sandberg only makes the Lionel's in Passive :thumbsup:
  7. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Nice one, sorry it's not working out for you. Mine's heavier than I thought it would be too, but like yours still under 9 pounds which is okay for me. That dense ash does have positive aspects as well, in tone and position flexibility. I think they got all the proportions, contours and ergonomics just right, with the Lionel. GLWTS, someone will be very happy!

    I put on a set of D'Addario XL nickel shorts and have a set of Sunbeam shorts to try next.
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  8. I've got one of these and can attest - it sounds like a killer full-sized PBass but is much lighter and easier to play. This one looks great too!
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  9. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Nice wenge pickguard.
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  10. sludgetail

    sludgetail Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2018
    Orange, CA
    To give the seller some more boost I too think 8.5-9lbs is a great weight for a 4 string P type instrument, would snap this up if I had the $ right now, GLWTS brotha
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  11. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

    Thank you for all the great comments everyone :thumbsup:
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  12. roadrunner

    roadrunner Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
    Best short scale made!
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  13. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

    Dropped price to $1400 shipped and just added a set of DR Pure Blues 40-100 strings on it :cool:
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