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SOLD The Original Sandberg Patchwork Bass “Sybil”

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by vbroden, Jun 13, 2019 at 1:51 AM.


  1. vbroden

    vbroden Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Premier Guitar Magazine, MXR Pedals, Moody Leather Straps, D'addario strings
    Price:
    $4500
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    This is it, the bass that started the whole Patchwork idea at Sandberg. The history of this bass is that the photoshopped ad that the company created and ran as in all the trade magazines became so popular that the company was asked by a large number of people to build the instrument they had seen in the photoshopped ad, made up of several basses. This is the exact replica of the ad. The is the very first bass if its kind, the original.

    I have been the only private owner of this instrument after the company used it for trade shows for its first few years of its existence. It was not intended for resale, ever, but I got lucky after many talks with the company. I have toured and recorded with it extensively.

    The body features several different kinds of wood, perhaps most notably a walnut top on the horns and a “hardcore aged” treatment on the bottom of the body.

    The neck has dots, blocks, rosewood, maple and ebony. All of it!

    You can now order a Patchwork from Sandberg, but very few have been built and this is the original, affectionately named “Sybil” aka “The Split Personality Bass”. I believe Sandberg charges around $7-8,000 for one of these, but none of them have the wood/color combination of the original. I consider the price I am listing at a steal for this instrument.

    I have been proud to own a piece of history and now you have the chance. The tone is mesmerizingly even and punchy. People can’t believe it isn’t a solid piece when they hear it.
     

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  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    wowowowowowowowowow! I may need to sell a car to fund this.
     
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  3. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Drool
     
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  4. vbroden

    vbroden Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Premier Guitar Magazine, MXR Pedals, Moody Leather Straps, D'addario strings
    Price lowered $1000 from original asking price!
     
  5. frootbooty

    frootbooty Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Payment sent. Prob didn’t need, but I could not resist.
     
  6. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Thanks for buying this, Frootbooty. You have saved me from myself.

    What a great looking bass.
     

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