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SOLD Sukop 5 string fretless excelent ++

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lalo_garcia-maynez, Jan 28, 2015.


  1. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Price:
    1650
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    District Of Columbia
    image.jpg For sale a beautiful SUKOP 5 string fretless bass in near mint condition ; this bass is one of the nicest fretless I have ever played ; if you are familiar with the work of Stephen Sukop, then you know what a work of art this is!
    He's one of the most talented luthiers of the newer generation of builders.
    The specs are:
    Mahogany body with spalted maple top
    7 piece neckthrough
    Ebony fingerboard
    Bartolini pickups and preamp
    Kahler bridge
    This is indeed a great sounding and easy playing fretless bass; I just don't play fretless very much ! These basses go new for almost $4000 dollars ; and very rarely do you see them for sale on the used market (there's a reason for that ! They are that good!);if you are in the market for a PROFESSIONAL fretless bass this is a great option !
    Early serial number (118); early serial number basses are always better and built with more care and always go up in value after a few years.
    Prove includes insured shipping and gig bag
    PayPal accepted. Make an offer, no trades at this time .
    Let me know if there are any questions or if you would like to hear this bass thru Skype or FaceTime.
    Thanks !!
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
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  2. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Bump
    Make an offer
    If you have been waiting for a great fretless at a great price grab this thing and stop postponing playing fretless !
    Take the challenge and your playing and sound to the next level ; you won't regret it!
     
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  3. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
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  4. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    saturday bump...make an offer
     
  5. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    "Super Bump" Sunday ....
     
  6. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    One more week in here before it goes to eBay ...
    Grab this bass it's SO GOOD!!
     
  7. climb

    climb

    May 1, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Love Sukops; bump for a great bass! What's the scale length?
     
  8. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Scale length?
     
  9. MontzterMash

    MontzterMash Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    String spacing?
     
  10. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Thanks for your questions
    Scale is 34
    String spacing is .75 (19 mm)
    Width at the "last fret" is 3 inches

    The bass is fantastically built; after the generation of the Boutique bass pioneers of the 70's and early 80's (Spector , alembic , ken smith , pedulla, Sadowsky , Tobias, status , zon , modulus... Did I forget any one ?) came a new generation of bass builders in the late 80's and early 90's (Surine, Kenneth Lawrence, Curbow, Kinal, and of course Mr. Sukop!). This is one of the best fretless basses I have heard , it's very well built and sounds and plays fantastic ! You don't see these basses for sale on the used market , that's always a great sign!!!
    I have actually thought of putting frets ; a guy does it here for $225... With a plek machine ; that's another option
    I may just keep it... But the thing is that it sounds so good fretless that I'm not sure I want to modify anything!
     
  11. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    What is the body woods? Is the fingerboard finished? Weight? Approximate Year? Trades?
     
  12. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Hi
    Thanks for your questions :
    Body is Mahogany core with spalted maple top
    Ebony fingerboard not finished sounds super woody and is in great shape; neck is a 7 piece neckthrough , it is made of rock maple with wenge and purpleheart laminations; it has a very comfortable flat profile ; it feels great on the hand! This is possible because the neck is reinforced using a steel truss rod cast in epoxy resin to add strength, density and sustain; quite neat!!! These second generation bass builders took the best from the boutique bass pioneers and added their own improvements also taking advantage of the newer technologies and electronics .
    It's an early Sukop bass (#118), I believe it's from 1996 or 1995.
    I'm not looking for trades at the moment ; I have to pay a lot of taxes and need cash...
    It sucks to sell such a beauty to pay the IRS right ? Lol
    Thanks again!!
     
  13. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Bass is very very light
    I think 8.5 at the most
     
  14. BASSPLAYERS4HIM

    BASSPLAYERS4HIM Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Maryland
    Bump........
    Buy with confidence. ..Lalo is a great guy
    and very knowledgeable with basses. ....
    Great price. ..!
     
  15. rockosocko

    rockosocko

    Sep 14, 2008
    PM sent
     
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  16. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sold!!!
     
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