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SOLD *Very Rare* Taylor AB-3 Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Coelho, Jul 25, 2008.


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  1. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Lets see how fast this one goes out. :)

    For sale is a very rare Taylor AB-3 Acoustic Bass Guitar.

    Back and sides are flamed big leaf maple (EXTREMELY beautiful!) top is sitka spruce! This is probably THE most beautiful ABG.

    Electronics are fishman, vol/treb/bass.

    There is a little scratch from fingernail around the thumb rest. Other than that, it is perfect, no issues at all. Neck, frets, etc. all perfect.

    These are very hard to find. Sounds great unplugged (not as loud as a tacoma, but the tone is much better IMO) and is awesome plugged in.

    Selling it with the softcase.

    Asking NEW LOWER PRICE 1800 + Shipping, But I strongly prefer a local sale.

    Feel free to ask me any questions.
     
  2. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    Pictures ?????
     
  3. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Georgia
    I used to own this same model and can definitely say it's the best acoustic/electric bass out there. Nothing else even compares, so if you've got the cash and need an insanely good sounding acoustic, this is the one! Best of luck with the sale.
     
  4. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Ok, tons of pictures. They were all just taken. There are some blemishes that are really small. You can see I had to go macro photography to capture them, they don't show up at all in most pictures. Also, the scratches are only on the finish and do not affect playability, tone or structure of the instrument.
    Enjoy.


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  5. ReBass

    ReBass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    That is easily the best looking ABG I've ever seen. Man, I wish I could afford it. Good luck with the sale.
     
  6. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    I recorded a clip with it to give an idea of the sound. here is the link:


    I play around with the tone controls to give an idea.
     
  7. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Big price reduction: $2290.00 !
     
  8. Bobbyboy65

    Bobbyboy65

    Aug 3, 2008
    That is a great looking bass. Is that a crack running from the sound hole back? Very nice!
     
  9. afroman

    afroman

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I had a Tacoma Thunderchief which was amazing, and this one is suppossed to be even better. Awesome bass.

    Free bump
     
  10. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Bobby,

    as I promised I just rechecked. It is a tiny crack running from the sound hole back. I thought it was just on the finish, but it really is a crack on the wood. It doesn't affect sound or playability, but I have to take it in consideration.

    To cover for that, I am taking 200 dollars off.

    New price: $2090.00.
     
  11. Bobbyboy65

    Bobbyboy65

    Aug 3, 2008
    Thanks! I'm working on some "things" and I'll get back to you if it is not to late.
     
  12. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Ah yeah, the Steve Klein Taylor.
    I played this thing a couple times. It sounds incredible.
     
  13. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    This incredible piece is still here and $2090 for it is a great price! You don't see those floating around!
     
  14. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Lower price: US$1990. Grab it before it is gone.
     
  15. kotzman

    kotzman

    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    If it was a fretless, I would have relieved you of it as soon as you listed it. Good luck...
     
  16. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    I have never seen one of these fretless...
     
  17. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Still here,
    US$1990.
     
  18. dustdbass6

    dustdbass6 Alembic User

    Apr 24, 2007
    Livermore, California
    I've wanted one of these since seeing both Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band and Stanley Clarke on the covers of Bass Player magazine. Now is not the time for me to be spending $2k, but damn that bass is awesome looking. I'm going to put some serious thought into this.
     
  19. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    Bump, $1990
     
  20. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    New lower price for labor day: $1870 !
     
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