For Sale/Trade Zon TJ 5 String Fretless Bass (Damien Erskine Design)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nolines, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    • Y
    New Jersey
    I'm considering parting with my Zon TJ Fretless. Certainly the best fretless bass I've ever played. Sounds just as good as it looks! This bass has a beautiful Bubinga top. Great opportunity to own an amazing instrument. A Zon TJ model but really mirrors Damien Erskine’s pickup placement which is a tone I have always admired.

    B String sounds perfect; the tone is really impressive. Action is very low and play-ability is outstanding.

    Condition is outstanding. You will not find a dent, scratch, or any mark on this instrument. Only wear is light surface marks on the fretless neck from the strings. This happen the first week you own the instrument and is completely unavoidable. Beside that, it’s absolutely mint.

    Good luck!

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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
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  2. What is the asking price?
  3. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Asking price is $4,200.00. Happy to answer any questions. Thanks!
  4. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Not much activity here. I am wondering if this post just got buried....? :) Any questions or comments on the bass /price? Beautiful instrument in need of a home.
  5. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    First and final price drop. Keeping this bass for myself if it doesn't go soon :) Asking price was $4,200.00. I'll leave the thread open for another week or two at the current price of $3900.00.
  6. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Any trade considerations...?
  7. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Truss Rod?
  8. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Yep, this model does have a trust rod. It was built 06.2011; I am the only owner. Thanks for looking!
  9. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    What is the string spacing?
  10. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    • Type: Composite, bolt-on design
    • Scale length: 34"
    • Finish: Flat satin
    • Truss rod: Dual action
    • Fingerboard: Extended phenowood w/MOP face dot markers
    • Radius: 12"
    • Nut: Graphite
    • Width at nut: 2.125"
    • Width at 24th fret: 3.250"
    Also more info here...
  11. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Sorry! Just realized I did not answer your question in that last post :) Here you go...

    • String spacing: 17mm (string-to-string)
    This string spacing is actually really comfortable. If you're into Mat Garrison type techniques this spacing is very helpful. I struggle to perform that technique on my other instruments which are all 19mm. The pickup placement and neck also help as they act as a ramp. Neck is very fast. If you've ever played a Zon then you're likely familiar with the low action of these instruments.
  12. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
  13. AndroWal


    Sep 28, 2003
    Ojai, CA

    I believe the neck widths above are for a TJ6....for the TJ5 they are 1.875" at the nut and 74mm at the 24th least this is what the dimensions of my TJ5 are!
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  14. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Stunning instrument! I can already hear that fretless growl in my head and it sounds incredible!
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  15. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    bump -
  16. nolines


    Mar 23, 2011
    Pre-Labor Day bump :) Still open to offers /trades
  17. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine | Marketing Manager- Trickfish Amplification
    These are phenomenal basses, and this model is arguably the finest fretless on the planet. Someone is going to be VERY happy with this bass!! Wish it could be me :)
  18. Luissss


    Jun 19, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    Do you have any interest in a trade for a 2007 German Built Warwick Corvette $$ 5? Real German Warwick in antique tobacco stain, US Swamp Ash Body, Ovangkol/Wenge neck & fingerboard, brass frets, dual MEC hum buckers w/ 2 band active MEC EQ, passive/active, black hardware, in near mint condition, rarely used. Only getting rid of it to either finance or trade for a 5+ string fretless and yours is beyond perfect!
  19. StephnG


    Oct 1, 2014
    Belvidere, IL
    Still Available??
  20. dpbass66

    dpbass66 Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Didnt see your trade interests anywhere.. are you interested in trades?