SOLD Zon Sonus Custom 5 - Water Cured Redwood Burl

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lsu921, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    Oh man, this hurts. This is such a NICE bass; feels, plays, and looks great, but it’s not the tone I’m used to. I prefer the tone of single coils, and while I’ve contemplated an electronic swap I don’t think that will give me exactly what I want. I played Zon basses for years and after a long (too long) hiatus I picked this up and I can’t understand why I waited so long to come back. Quality and craftsmanship is top notch, and it plays great. Very low setup with no buzz, light weight and balanced. I just prefer the more focused, aggressive single coil Jazz pickups in a regular Sonus 5.


    • 2011 Zon Sonus Custom
    • Swamp Ash Body
    • Gallery Grade Water Cured / Blackened Redwood Top
    • Matching Headstock
    • Composite neck (with truss rod) and Phenolic fretboard
    • 17mm spacing, 34” scale, 9 pounds, 24 frets
    • Bartolini Pickups
    • Bartolini Preamp – Volume (with push/pull Active/Passive switch), Blend, Bass, Mid, Treble
    • Warwick (sorry) gig bag
    • Bass is MINT

    I would prefer to trade this for a similar Zon Sonus 5 with Single Coils. Bass must be fairly recent, and have a nice top with a natural finish. I would also consider the right MTD 535, but aside from that I’m not looking for any other trades, at all. I would really prefer a trade, but being realistic that’s not likely to happen, so $2600 shipped via UPS/FedEx Ground in the continental US. New cost is about $5,000 and Zon prices are about to go up again.


  2. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    OMG! If this was a 4 I would be shaking while filling my PayPal account :eek:
  3. KuzBass


    Nov 25, 2009
    Riga LV
    OMG, what a beauty!
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  5. jeffbass

    jeffbass Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Lexington, KY
  6. kshewchuk


    Jun 3, 2007
    I just picked up a sonus (exact same pickups though sorry) and the low B sounds unreal! Whoever grabs this will love it.
  7. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    Those pickups have 4 wires if I'm not mistaken. Probably and easy rewire to make it a jazz setup. Ask Zon for assistance...
  8. lsu921

    lsu921 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
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