Selling this unique instrument. A Sandberg California I VT Hard Core Ageded Reserve Roquefort Blue. This bass is not only made to look old by (by the world renowed specialists in aging in Sandberg), but is also made to sound old. The Hard core aged reserve series goes into a thermo treatment to age the wood so that it sounds like a real old instrument.
Apart from that, the Reserve aging includes aged electronics and hardware.
This bass also comes with abalone inlays on a beautiful rosewood fingerboard and Delano pickups.
This is the older california body shape, which looks and feels more like traditional precision bass than the newer model, a really rare thing to find nowadays!
Here are the specs (double-checked with Sandberg)
- Model: California VT 4 string
- Body: Alder
- Neck: canarian rock maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: abalone dot inlays
- Color: Roquefort Blue
- Finish: Hard Core Aged Reserve
- Pickups: Delano P (neck) and J (bridge)
- Electronics: Sandberg 2 band eq with push-pull active/passive switch on the volume knob.
- Bone nut
- Plek'd frets
- Includes Sandberg Gig bag, tool and documents.
- Year: 2013, made in Germany.
The bass is in perfect condition, plays and sounds amazing. The only flaw is it misses two lock screws for the string spacing adjustment - which does not alter playability, and can be easily replaced.
New price for a bass like this is around 2700 euros.
Ships with fresh Ernieball Slinky hybrid strings. Please check with me for exact shipping costs. Currently shipping only within EU due to Cities regulation on rosewood.
Can consider trades for 5 string fender basses and foderas. Price is negotiable