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What do Sadowskys go for?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Angelo, May 10, 2002.

  1. Angelo


    Jan 12, 2002
    Anyone with a Sadowsky,what did you pay?There starting to look really tasty.And i bet they sound awesome.
    Please tell me about yours.
    And post a pic if you can.
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I don't own one, but when I investigated the possibility of a Sadowsky 5-string P-bass (no possibility, sadly) the prices quoted for other models started above $3000 and went up from there depending on model and features.
  3. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Mine is pictured in my link below. There two pics of my jazz bass (carmel burst AAAAA quilt and great birdseye maple 'board, gold hardware) and one pic of the top for my spalted maple PJ4. You can also see my two Sadowsky guitars.

    The basses with the superb primo tops, 4 string model are around $3300. Maybe a bit more but I don't recall the exact figures. Call Roger and ask. Don't forget to us the new 718 number.

    Well worth the price. I've never regretted it for one second.
  4. Angelo


    Jan 12, 2002
    Wow!Thats more than i expected.
    Oh well,time to modify the old Fender.
  5. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Check with Sadowsky anyway as he often has a used Sadowsky bass for sale for much less than a brand new one.
  6. Angelo


    Jan 12, 2002
    Thanks for the tip Jim,man thats a nice bass you got there.
  7. Arnold

    Arnold Supporting Member

    Those are about the right prices. Let me add that I own a 5 string that is incredible, and Roger has added his pick ups, preamp, strings, and occasional setup to my 73 Jazz Bass. I've given him hard earned money, but he's given more in return as far as service, sound, advice, etc. Recently in the studio, I've really gotten some great compliments on the sound, which has turned into more work for me. That said, I'm sure 20 years of playing has something to with it, but, I was invited back to record over tracks where peoples sound didn't make it. I consider all of my Sadowsky stuff an investment, and unlike the stock market, at the end of the month, if nothing happens I still have a great bass to play. Peace. A.
  8. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    My Sadowskys are the only basses I've ever owned that I felt were clearly worth their price.

  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses

    Request a price list. He'll mail one to you. You can click on my gear page in my signature to see more pictures of each.

    Here are mine:
    24 fret 5:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=520588">

    Vintage 4:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=430844" width=450>
    Wasen't completed @ the time the picture was taken.

    Vintage 5:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=502035" width=450>
    I took the pickguard off of it & I'm planning to put a clear one on her.
    Worth EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!
  10. craigers2


    Sep 26, 2001
    i bought my sadowsky 4-string 10 years ago, and it is still my #1 bass. was the best investment that i've ever made. (i paid between 2 and 3 grand for it 10 years ago)
  11. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    Nino the third Sadowsky is really STUNNING!!!
  12. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    My sole Sadowsky...yup...worth every penny. Now I want a fiver.
  13. those 1st 2 sadowskys look excellent nino. man a,m i jealous.
  14. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Clear pg on the %? I'd go tort, but thats me.
  15. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Easier access to a pic of my Sadowsky quilted top on swamp ash jazz 4 string bass.
  16. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    I have two a PJ-5 and Vintage 5 and they are worth every penny... Brian at The Low End (www.thelowend.net) has a used Vintage 5 in 59' burst and maple board for $2500.00... Seems like a great price... Steven...
  17. I think that they usually go for brunettes with long legs and huge hoo-hoos. Or,maybe that's me. ;)
  18. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    This one is far my fave one... Awesome bass.

    All the best,
  19. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Well, heck - If we're showin' Sadowskys...

    Modern 5 fretless - Spalted top

    Vintage 5 fretted

  20. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Unfortunately, I guess that whatever effort you make to improve any Fender, you'll never reach the quality of a Sadowsky. Though, it will be much easier to reach the price of a Sadowsky with improvements on a Fender.

    In other words, what I mean is that Sadowsky's are somewhat what today's Fenders should be. It's hard to believe that such a company did so few improvements over the 30 or 40 past years, though they were a pioneer. It has probably to do with Leo Fender selling out his company to CBS in the mid-60's.

    All the best,

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