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Up for sale is this great Neuser Courage 5 string bass. I’m having a bit a of clear out so want to sell a few basses and I actually have 2 of these Neuser basses so this one must go. These are great playing and sounding basses and were handmade in Slovakia but they’re no longer made so are getting harder to come by these days!



Alder Body wings

Birdseye Maple top

Neck thru construction

9 piece Maple neck with stringers

Ebony fingerboard

24 frets

34” scale

18mm adjustable string spacing

Bartolini pickups

Bartolini 3 band pre with mid freq selection

9.7lbs (4.4kg)

Comes with a hard case. 

I’m not looking for any trades.









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