Custom ordered Maruszczyk Mr Tee 5 string in mint condition, basically has had about 1 hour play. There is a story behind this bass...I ended up ordering 3 5-string Mr Tees because after the first one I was hooked, and still am; these are easily the best basses I have played. I ordered a fretted, a fretless and then a fretted piccolo. However, shortly after I received the fretless, which I had specced up to the skies including expensive piezos and preamp, I bought a Firecreek fretless on Basschat and that gives me exactly the fretless sound I was looking for. It's so perfect for what I wanted in terms of a piezo sound that I found I wasn't using the fretless Mr Tee and that seemed like a waste.
I then had a brainwave: I play a lot of piccolo and wondered if the piezo on the fretless would be better suited to the piccolo. Hence, I swapped the necks and... perfect! (Before and after pics attached, the one that's for sale is the fretless with the flame maple top) The only thing that's not quite right is that the wood on the face of the headstock doesn't match the body (body is flame maple, headstock facing is Eye Poplar as it was chosen to match the original bass) but it doesn't look bad, just unusual.
The piezo sound is perfect for the piccolo. So now I have a solid bodied Mr Tee with a fretless neck for sale. This is an absolute beauty and sounds incredible, the magnetic pickup is perfectly suited to the Roto Tru Bass strings that are on there and it's remarkably flexible in terms of the sounds available.
Body is mahogany with a flame maple top. Neck is flame maple in a matt finish with a Macassar ebony fretboard. Full specs below as well as lots of pics. Comes with original (excellent quality) gigbig, leather strap, unworn Maruszczyk t-shirt (size small) and paperwork although the latter will be a bit confused due to the neck swap. I'm happy to share pics of the paperwork for the other bass as well so the new owner can verify authenticity.
Cost was over £1300 and nowadays there'd be import duty and VAT to pay too. Given the modified nature of the bass, I think £850 now £750 plus shipping is fair? Not really looking for a trade but I'd never say never, so by all means try me - definitely don't need an amp though.
Number of Strings
Short Scale 30"
Number of Frets
Fretted / Fretless
Single Coil (SSC)
Bassculture SSC 'Black' Closed
Without Security Locks
Your T-shirt Size
5 string version, hollowbody-style pickguard