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Franz Bass Guitars "Merak" PJ 4 string - NEW - £2k
£2250
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Now £2000 shipped in the UK

Here we have an absolutely mint condition bass from Franz Bass Guitars in Germany, commissioned by me in May last year.

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The Merak body shape is Xaver's take on the classic Fender J design.  You can see my BC build thread here, and the spec is as follows:

  • 2-pc. Alder body
  • 2-pc chestnut top (from a tree in my parent's garden!)
  • 3-pc. Maple neck (bolt on)
  • Maple fretboard, 24 frets
  • Maple headstock
  • 34" scale
  • 2x Delano JC-PC pickups
  • Glockenklang active/passive 2-Band electronics
  • ETS 3D Tuning Fork string through bridge
  • 19mm String Spacing
  • Black Gotoh tuners
  • Dunlop straplocks
  • Black Hardware
  • Finish: honey satin laquer on body, oil/wax on back of neck

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The bass is superb in every way.  It's super light at 8lbs 1oz/3.65kg and is really resonant.  The action is very low and due to the oil/wax finish the thin neck is very fast.  It's strung with fresh La Bella pure nickel rounds.

The bass is absolutely mint apart from a filing nick in the zero fret under the G string, but as the string sits on it rather than in it there is no issue with contact or action. 

I received the bass in December and it's not been out of the house since I got it.  The only reason I'm selling is I am a confirmed 5 stringer nowadays.  Just over £2500 new, you can have it for £2000 including UK insured shipping, so a 20% saving on new.

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Picking up my jaw off the floor.... this is such a gorgeous bass. 

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