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No longer available Super rare Exotic Nostrand's Nordy 5 string custom

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Joseph Mai, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
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    This is a true, one of a kind, custom piece. This Nordy was originally designed by the late Adrian Garcia and Carey Nordstrand. Adrian Garcia had the vision for the body shape and Carey Nordstrand made it happen. In 2014, the bass was sent to Carey and he basically rebuilt the entire thing. Carey Nostrand said that this bass is pretty much priceless because Adrian Garcia has passed away and he's not going to build another one like this. In fact he stopped taking orders for his custom instruments due to the fact that he has got too many orders all the way to next year and has not yet to fulfill them. But if he has to build another to spec like this, it would be $6500+
    -total refinish of body, neck and knobs
    -new frets
    -New Nordstrand 3 band preamp
    -New Big Split pickups
    -New Tuners
    -New LEDs with 2 brightness levels
    -New input jack and recessed straplocks
    It's super light at 8.6lbs!!!
    Camphor Burl top
    Basswood Body
    Spalted Maple back
    Maple neck with Bubinga stringers
    Redwood transition block
    Pau Ferro fingerboard with sapwood
    Matching Camphor Burl knobs
    Nordstrand 3B preamp
    Nordstrand Big Split pickups
    2 stage LED lights
    1 3/4" nut
    34.5" scale
    19mm string spacing

    Shipped with an excellent condition Reunion Blues Continental bass gig bag
    Controls are: Volume/Blend/Tone/Treble/Mid/Bass/LED switch
    Volume knob is push/pull to toggle between active/passive
    Mid knob is push/pull to toggle between 400Hz and 1 kHz

    No trades on this bass unless you have a Ken Smith or MTD.

    Here is a video of myself demonstrating the bass' sound and LEDs. Please excuse my playing. I'm a beginner so I don't have that much to play on the bass.


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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  2. Session1969

    Session1969 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Wow !
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  3. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Totally remember this, good times and memories.
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  4. engedi1

    engedi1 Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    What a Stunner! GLWTS
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  5. dinoadventures

    dinoadventures Feets don't fail me now!

    Jul 10, 2015
    Dallas, TX
    Welp, this one pretty much comes fully-equipped huh? Can't really think of any options this doesn't have.
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  6. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    Also the volume is a push/pull knob for active/passive toggle.. and the mid knob can toggle between 400 Hz and 1 kHz
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  7. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    I am open to offers
  8. speyer

    speyer Supporting Member

    super cool.
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  9. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    Thank you!
  10. nismaniac


    Feb 21, 2005
    OKC, OK
    Sooooo amazing, what a beautiful piece!
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  11. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    It looks and sounds beautiful.


    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
    Always want a nordstrand
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  13. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    So is this for sale or not?
  15. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    Hi Chris! Thanks for your interest! I have been going back and forth with myself. This is really a feeler. Sometimes I want to sell and sometimes I just don't..
  16. Dug2


    Sep 24, 2011
    thats why the fence is in the picture.
    Alphaman and AB Nate like this.
  17. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Inactive

    Feb 23, 2017
    Yes sir these pictures are from the previous owner, they sent me those. Probably at their house.
  18. Federighi


    Jun 19, 2011
    Burlingame, CA
    Move out the way, free bump
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  19. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016

    Lol. I think he meant your on the fence about getting rid of it!!!!

    Very well played Dug. ;)
  20. alkaloid

    alkaloid Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    Lubbock, Texas
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