**EDIT 17 April : Price dropped to £1600. Also, I'm often up and down between Edinburgh and Manchester so a meet up in either city or somewhere along the M8/M74/M6 is also possible***
I guess it's ok to call this 'vintage' at 42 years old. I'm selling because this is playing second place to my '74 these days and really not getting out as much as it deserves - and I have my eye on something. Pickguard still has the matching serial number sticker underneath. It's got a Badass II fitted - the one with the three pre-cast string grooves. The original bridge, bridge screws and bridge cover are included with the sale. There is a non-original pickup cover also included. When you look closely you can see some of the dinks that have been picked up over the years but the natural finish disguises it well. A previous owner had put a hole (presumably for thumb rest) which has been filled but still visible. The back of the neck has been very lightly sanded which helps avoid the stickiness you get with '70s varnish and sweaty hands. The neck is quite narrow at the nut for a precision (1 & 11/16 inches) - not quite jazz narrow but certainly narrower that on a 50's or 60's P-Bass - is this what they call a 'B'-width neck?.
As a result of it's thicker base plate, the Badass II bridge required a shim for the neck in order to keep the action low - professionally fitted by Robert Mould at GuitarGuitar Edinburgh - this is a totally reversible modification. Includes a flight case. According to the bathroom scales, it weighs 10.5lbs. Ideally looking for face to face sale - if you are in Edinburgh, please pop over, have a coffee and try it out.
A bit unsure of letting this superb bass go - but it just doesn't get enough attention from me.
Its a 1968 Fender Coronado Bass I - a rare sight. This bass was apparently made for a trade fair as a show piece - it has the "Special" engraved on the back of the headstock.
Its well kept for its age and this old lady just plays perfectly. It has gotten new frets a few years ago and also a new bone nut. Other than that - all original.
The neck is just a joy to touch and play. Very easy to play and capable of low action (which is pretty rare also on these old basses).
The original pickup has those separate magnets that you can adjust the string volume on which is a cool feature. Controls are as simple as Volume and tone. Currently strung with Daddario Black Nylon Flats but will include a set of Labella medium scale flats for that perfect fit on this bass.
The bass is healthy, the truss works 100%, tuners are stable and the bridge works as it should. The bridge has lost its "F" inlay - which is normal on these models. Try and google pictures
Bass is 30" scale / short scale.
I have NO case - but lets discuss a solution for this if you're interested in the bass. Im sure we can work something out! (I have and old Rockbag for the bass which I can include also).
Price is 2000€ and I am open to trades. A vintage Mustang or a nice 34" scale 4 string could be interesting. (Can add money towards the right trade).
Bass is located in Denmark. And I am experienced in shipping instruments
Right. After a lot of deliberation I have decided to let this go. I have a few P's and Im moving house, and the all original ones have to stay, so this has to go.
Its a 75 Body that was refinished and aged by Mike Smith, Master builder for Fret King. The neck was bought on here, and is a custom Warmoth build tele bass neck, built to 51 specs (Its a chunky mofo!) with a bone nut. P pickup is original, M pickup is a Duncan baselines. Bridge is Gotoh, tuners are lightweight reverse winding tuners. Its a passive bass, stacked knob VTVT. I also have a hipshot BT3 detuner that goes with the reverse winding tuners, could deffo do a deal with that too if you'd want it.
This bass has been across continents with me and has been loved and looked after, as well as regularly serviced and set up. I've had it tuned E-G and B-D and it handled them equally well. Im happy to do a deal with shipping on this if you like. Id much prefer cash but would potentially take part ex, if anything Id be after studio gear, or something interesting, best to drop me a PM.
Any Q's please get in touch