Custom 5

This awesome machine started off as a custom build to a customer’s specs, but is now being sold as “in new condition”.

The heart of this bass, is the Tempered Quartered Maple neck.  For tone, stability, and looks, it is hard to beat.  The fretboard is Madagascar Rosewood with narrow stainless steel frets.  The peghead is painted to match the body color.  5 neck bolts with recessed ferrules. Dual action truss rod and carbon fiber stabilization bars.  Wax finish on the neck.

The body is of Tempered Alder.  Not much to it other than the beautiful Surf Green lacquer finish.  The balance is nice and the tone is so sweet.  Acoustically, this bass has a lot of the tone of my 64 Jazz has.  I cored out some wood under the pickguard to relieve some weight.  This bass looks white in the photos, but is a true surf green (see videos).  The camera would not bring out the color very well, but she looks sweet in person.  

Under the red tort pickguard, are the Aguilar 60’s voiced AG5P and AG J/HC pickups.  The pickups on this bass are mounted via machine screws into brass inserts.

A Sadowsky brand plate mounted preamp gives the bass extra life and is well voiced for the bass.  9 volt battery is easy to replace via the small cover on the back of the bass, held on by machine screws. 

Nut width is 1.75 inches, 19mm spacing at the Hipshot B style bridge (brass tray).  Dunlop strap gear, Hipshot Lolly pop style Ultra-lite tuners, 4 string retainer, and a black Tsuq nut.  9.5  pounds on my certified scale (I have an aluminum bridge, which, once installed, will remove an additional 5 oz).

Sound clips on my facebook pages.

$3200 complete with Mono brand vertigo case.  Shipping is additional.  Asking $2800 plus shipping.  7 Day return policy is in effect.  See Info section for details on that.  See reverb for listing.