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SOLD Status Graphite S2 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bass12, Nov 12, 2010.


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  1. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I've been back-and-forth regarding the selling of this bass but another build requires that I let this baby go.

    Here are the details:

    - Headed, "through-neck"
    - 35" scale
    - Two-piece mahogany body with walnut top
    - Standard 18mm spacing
    - Red accent line
    - Status pickups and electronics (board 302)
    - Schaller strap locks
    - Original Hiscox HSC included
    - Weight: 10.26 lbs (4.667 kilos)

    Overall condition is excellent (I absolutely pamper my basses). Only two points worth mentioning (for the sake of full disclosure): there is a slight amount of lacquer missing from where the fingerboard ends (Rob's basses have several coats of lacquer on them, and these go right up to the edge of the fingerboard and nut). This is a very minor detail but I thought I'd mention it and include a photo (photo is below with the area in question "circled"). Also, the lacquer around where the graphite meets the body wings has separated slightly from the wood making that particular area look a bit "cloudy". This appears to be fairly common with Status basses and occurs when the wood expands/contracts normally (with seasonal changes) but the graphite does not. It is purely cosmetic (see photos).

    Asking $2300 Canadian shipped (in Canada - anywhere else and you pay the difference).

    Edit: price reduced to $2050 CND.



    IMG_0421_2.

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    Missing lacquer:

    IMG_0468-1.

    Lacquer where the graphite meets the body wings:

    IMG_1291.

    IMG_1289.
     
  2. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    Beautiful bass!

    Best of luck with the sale - I love my Status!
     
  3. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks! Rob does make fantastic basses. This one deserves to get played more than it does right now.
     
  4. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    For the record, the price paid for this bass new was $4000 CND (before taxes).
     
  5. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Not really interested in trades at the moment as I need to fund another build.
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I had the headless version of this bass for a weekend. The sound is heavenly! Somebody is going to take home a masterpiece!:bassist:
     
  7. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks for weighing in, Doc!
     
  8. droskobass

    droskobass

    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    Former Part-Time, Non-Commission Employee MOOG Audio
    Bump for a fantastic bass (I ve tried played this very bass) and for the record, Dylan here takes the absolute best care of his basses. If anything he only adds value to the instruments he owns by getting them set up and maintained by the best luthier in Montreal, Pierre laporte. Good luck with the sale Dylan... Too bad I don't play five string!
     
  9. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Hey Andrew! Thanks for the props. It's funny though, you seem to love the fivers whenever I bring one by shop! Maybe it's time you switched back... ;)
     
  10. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I had the previous version of this (Empathy 5). It was one of the most remarkable basses I've EVER played and if I had the money, this'd be mine!

    Want a '90 Lexus LS400?

    Awesome bass.
     
  11. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    How many miles on that Lexus? :p
     
  12. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Price reduced to $2300 CND.
     
  13. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Only 216k!!!
    :bag:
     
  14. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Hoping I'll assume you just forgot to add an "m", huh? :D
     
  15. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Price reduced to $2200 CND.
     
  16. Plantbrain

    Plantbrain Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Awesome basses, very clean tight sound and still nice and warm.
    A pleasure to play.
     
  17. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I couldn't agree more. :)
     
  18. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    X-Mas special: $2050 CND shipped within Canada.
     
  19. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    It's a Christmas miracle - this bass is still here!
     
  20. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm now asking roughly half what I paid for this bass.
     

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