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The only Newman Jones 5 string -RARE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Moe Monsarrat, Jan 24, 2012.


  1. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    We have here the only Newman Jones Singlecut 5 string bass ever made. This bass was originally made for me in 1980 by luthier Ted Newman Jones. Newman was The Rolling Stones guitar tech & luthier for many years & also made guitars for many other famous players...Bob Dylan, Joe Ely, Jessie Taylor, Willie & many more. He made the 5 string SC guitars you see Keith playing in photos. It was very heavy with the body being of solid purple heart so I had another luthier...Newman Remzel (coincidence) chamber it , refinish it & build a new neck. The top & neck are outrageous birdseye maple. I doubt if you can find a prettier piece. We looked thru tons & we couldn't. Weight is 9.8lbs, 34" scale, passive Bartolini PJ pickups. Gotoh bridge, Sperzel tuners. Controls are Vol/vol/tone. Just refinished so there are no dings. It's a wee bit neck heavy so I was thinking of adding an active preamp but haven't gotten to it. It's a beautiful bass and a great player.....one of a kind. $1500 shipped CONUS
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  2. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    more pics DSCF1001-1. DSCF1015-1. DSCF1020-2.
     
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Woah. That's cool.
     
  4. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    THIS is the 1st SC bass I ever saw besides a LP.
     
  5. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I might be talked into a trade for another 5er.
     
  6. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I realize that nobody has heard of a Ted Newman Jones bass. This is one of maybe 4 he made & this is the only 5 string. He made mostly guitars & only for high profile players. Keith Richards has a few, Woody, Mick Jagger, Dylan, Willie Nelson, Jessie Taylor & Johnny Reverb are all clients. Ted was a housemate of mine for a few years. Unfortunately, he has been a guest of the state of Texas for quite a while. This bass sounds great with the Barts & is quite a players bass. You'll like it!
     
  7. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    ttt
     
  8. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    bump!
     
  9. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Never Mind. Just got some crucial info on this one. I'm keeping it. Off The Market for now.
     

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