This is a full, built-to-order, US Lakland (quarter-sawn neck etc), but one that sits in their 'Classic' line, so less finish options available when ordering, and Hipshot Ultralights instead of the full size 'vintage' Hipshots (a plus in some peoples eyes).
Basic spec is:
- Alder body
- 2-tone sunburst
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Maple face dots
- La Bella 760FS flatwound strings fitted from factory by my request
It's actually fantastic, and can be heard on 'Illusive Love' & 'Counting' from Jocee's latest EP (headphones/decent speakers needed):
It's largely an early 60's spec neck, so the 1.75" nut, pretty shallow neck, super comfortable.
The pickup is pretty meaty, no vintage low output pickup here, but excellent growly P tones.
The bass is in 'as new' condition and comes with the black Lakland hardcase.
Weight, according to the digital scales at work is 8.86lbs (photo below), however while I've no reason to doubt those scales (they're used in a commercial situation), I think the bass has a light neck, therefore giving the body a slightly 'heavier' feel, perhaps around 9lbs. There's zero neck dive and balances beautifully.
I would prefer collection from Hemel, High Wycombe or maybe London. However, we can discuss postage.
I would consider a trade/part ex for a fairly lightweight passive Precision 5. Lull, AV Basses, something like that. Could add around £500 for the right bass.
Any questions, let me know.
Photos from it's construction: