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No longer available Wal MK3 6 string - Birdseye Maple Facings

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassballs27, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Up for trade is my 2018 Wal MK3 6 string bass!

    Facings - Birdseye Maple (including headstock)
    Core - Brazilian Mahogany (Standard Wal)
    Fretboard - Ebony (My preference for a Wal over Indian Rosewood)
    Weight 10.86 lbs on my Rapala Digital Fish Scale
    2018 build, therefore built by Paul Herman
    String spacing is 17mm (Super comfortable!)
    Nut width is 2 and 3/8”
    Ships in latest Wal Hiscox Case
    A real TONE MONSTER!

    The base price on an MK3 6 string starts is £8150 (approx $10,525USD) then you have upgrades, shipping costs, and duty.
    Order/Contact - Wal Basses
    This particular bass when purchased new was $11,500USD.

    Will consider 4, 5, or 6 string basses in fretted or fretless 28" to 38" Scale
    Here are bass brands that interest me: Alleva Coppolo, Carl Thompson, Fodera, and Wal.

    Since I know I will be asked regardless of the fact I want to trade my bass over a sale, the price tag is $10,000USD via US Bank Transfer without shipping included. I reserve the right to keep this instrument at any time.

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  2. RickyT


    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
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  3. Bogun

    Bogun Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    Keep it, Don’t do it!
    Edgar, 21DaHoagie12, Loring and 3 others like this.


    May 24, 2011
    This MK3 has some of the most beautiful Birdseye I have ever seen!
    Loring and bassballs27 like this.
  5. mgauction


    May 31, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Completely beautiful bass, Chris!
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  6. Kappaless


    Feb 5, 2020
    If only it were a mk 2 4... what a beauty
    bassballs27 and S.O.T.G. Rich like this.
  7. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    Nice one! Curious why you sell it.
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  8. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    I had this bass made personally for me. I can attest that it truly is something special. If I hadn’t just purchased a couple four string Wals, this would be on its way back home currently. I told myself I would buy this bass back in a heartbeat if given the Chance. Also, just a heads up....when I owned the bass there were two cosmetic “nicks or imperfections” worth noting. On the lower horn of the bass you can see a scuff/ indentation made by an instrument cord. This was caused by our sound man one night. The only other spot I found on the bass is just below the arm cutout on the front facing, in the picture it is to the right of the glare. Both marks are very minuscule. Having said that, the new owner’s jaw will certainly drop when they hear the Tone of this one!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
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  9. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
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  10. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Thanks for posting this Bob! Bob is the original owner of this instrument who had it commissioned directly through Wal. I wholeheartedly agree that this bass is a total tone monster and I don't say that lightly.
    I'm honoured to wield such an instrument of this calibre.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
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  11. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    I'm after basses that money can't buy......because others own them.
    Sometimes you have to bring out the best to get the best and during this pandemic.....man does this market need the best :)
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  12. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    It it what it is.....and two more strings makes it more fun! :)
    BWorm, RickyT and Les Fret like this.
  13. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Does anyone have a kleenex?
  14. ajwolfcale

    ajwolfcale Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    .......what....this is incredible.
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  15. Wow.
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  16. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
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  17. xtremebassist1


    Feb 23, 2020
    Awesome!! Man I just bought a pre-Gibson Tobias and just got my Grand Stick with upgrades back from Emment. How about some sound clips? Definitely a Wal is on my bucket list. How does feel slapping that beast?
  18. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Giving this another bump. Owning this instrument has been a real treat!
    I have no problem keeping this bass, it's officially my favourite 6 string of all time.
    But I guess I'm just hopeful there could be a trade that would match this beast.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
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  19. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    I’m so close to going to the bank and getting a loan.... it’d be a dream come true to get this one back.
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  20. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
    Seller's remorse can't be fun with an instrument like this.
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