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SOLD Vigier Arpege III 5-string, vintage, ultra-rare, SWEET

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by xnewyorka, Aug 18, 2019.


  1. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    Price:
    2900
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Vigier Arpege III 5-string, built in 1986, and the only one made in this translucent deep blue color as far as I know.
    Extremely early piece - S/N 044 !
    Was owned by the bassist of War and used on tour briefly, then gifted to someone who didn't play bass, and I bought it from them.
    I had it in my collection, and have played it very little.
    It is a really fantastic instrument.
    Carbon reinforced neck, no truss rod needed, relief and action are PERFECT.
    Fairly low action with no buzzing anywhere. Relief measures .009".
    Kahler USA bridge with saddle spacing adjustable from 15.5 to 17.5 mm.
    (Could go to 19mm but the neck isn't wide enough to support that.)
    Maple neck-through with what appear to be flamed maple wings
    Fretboard appears to be ebony, but might be phenowood or something like that, not sure.
    Very cool electronics - 6-way tone rotary switch plus a 2-way toggle switch give 12 distinct tone settings, and in addition there is a pickup blend and a tone rolloff.
    All 12 tone presets are cool and usable, covering all styles of music - funk, R&B, 50's, classic rock, metal, djent, you name it it's in there.
    Has a few minor dings here and there, as shown in pics, the most serious of which are two small paint chips in the pointy tips on top of the headstock. (See pic #18)
    Weight: 10.0 lbs.
    Nut width: 1 7/8" (zero fret width)
    Includes coffin style Vigier hard case which has a nylon fabric exterior and a teri-cloth like interior lining with hard foam that is form-fit to the bass.

    I have received what I thought was a respectable offer for it, but I thought I should list it because someone else told me it was worth substantially more than what was offered.

    $2,900 OBO plus ACTUAL shipping to ConUS by carrier of your choice. (FedEx or UPS preferred.)
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  2. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    Was tentatively sold pending receipt of funds, but now waiting for buyer to reconsider whether he wants this bass or a different one I'm also selling.
    Stay tuned...
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  3. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    The Vigier has been sold and shipped back to Europe.
     

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