SOLD Unique Garz custom 5, like new

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by OldSchool50, Feb 7, 2018.


  1. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Price:
    $1675
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Offering this unique custom Garz 5 string, in near-new condition with top-of the line equipment (Check out the complete specs below). This 2008 custom build was restored last year by the original builder Mark Garza in California with a new neck, some light sanding to remove nicks etc., and refinished with a silky satin lacquer. The five-piece neck is maple/purpleheart, with a pau ferro fretboard. Mark has a great reputation for custom building and service. The result is a bass that's like new, virtually mint condition. It hasn’t left my home since getting it from Mark.
    YOu might describe this bass as a Musicman on steroids, with the best hardware including Nordstrand Dual Coil MM humbuckers (retail over $300). The TBer who commissioned it told me the set up imitated the Musicman 5 and the custom body was patterned on a Fodera. Mark told me it has the most tonal options of any bass he’s ever built. There's a master volume knob, with pull-up passive option, a passive tone control, pickup blend knob, and separate controls for treble, mids and bass. THree switches, mid frequency and two 3-way switches to select pickups in series, single coil and parallel. Whew! Today this bass would cost well over $3,000.

    One tiny surface blem on the front that’s barely noticeable. Everything works as designed, including the passive/active pull volume pot. Sporting new D’Addario half-round pure nickel strings. The satin-finish neck and pau ferro fretboard are just super. Sets up beautifully with low action and the 16-in radius makes it easy to move along the neck and fret evenly along the board. The B string is massive. Ships in a fitting lightweight case in good condition.

    Looking for $1675 plus shipping, CONUS only. You can try me with any trade offers but I will be picky. Four String only. Most interested in a Pedulla Rapture, Roscoe LG 3000, Mbasses or Lakland JO. Cash in either direction possible.

    Here are the details:
    • Alder Body with Flame Maple top
    • Matching flame headstock
    • Weight 9.6 lbs.
    • Smooth body and forearm contours
    • 6 bolt neck with super tight neck pocket
    • Upper horn extends to the 11th fret for perfect balance and playing position
    • 1 ¾” nut and 17mm string spacing for easy playability
    • 34” scale
    • Wood covers
    • Painted and copper-coated electronics cavity
    • Hand dyed body and headstock

    Equipment
    • Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
    • Hipshot A style Bridge
    • 2 – Nordstrand Dual Coil MM-style humbucker pickups
    • Aguilar 18volt OBP-3 Preamp
    • Dunlop strap locks

    As for the new neck, here it is:
    5 piece neck,maple purpleheart
    2 carbon fiber rods
    2-way truss rod
    Pau ferro fingerboard
    Med frets
    16-inch radius

    Close front.jpg Front full.jpg Pick ups and controls.jpg front from top.jpg headstock.jpg Truss covers wood.jpg full back.jpg close back.jpg
     

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
    dave64o, JSBassman61, mb94952 and 4 others like this.
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Sweet.
     
  3. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Nice.
     
  4. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Open to trade offers or cash offers
     
  5. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Will consider all reasonable cash offers.
     
  6. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    A real beauty !! Someone's gonna be real happy ...
     
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  7. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Price drop
     
  8. Franz Jr.

    Franz Jr. Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Sorry for the late reply. I used to own this bass as well, and it is a great piece. Only reason I moved it was I used to my Roscoe 35" scale. Whomever picks this up will be happy, there is not a tone you can't coax out of it.
     
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  9. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Had some nice trade offers but nothing that strikes me. Cash and trade offees still welcome. Try me.
     
  10. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Texas
    Great bass. I'm just so used to 19mm spacing...
     
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  11. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Getting some interest and trade offers but still here.
     
  12. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    Price Drop
     
  13. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    On deposit. Full payment pending
     
  14. MoonGrowler8

    MoonGrowler8

    Jul 27, 2015
    Illinois
    Oldschool50 is a great seller.
    Very kind and considerate when selling to me this Garz Custom!!
    I would definitely buy from him again!!!
     
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