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SOLD - Sandberg Forty Eight 48 HCA (4 String)
£1400
Wickford, Essex, England

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A couple of months ago I was asked to dep for an 80's hair metal band for a couple of gigs. They do the wigs, tattoo's, pointy guitars - the whole shebang.

I happened top see this pop on this very forum at the same time (courtesy of @Bearfist) and thought it would fit the gigs perfectly - and it did.

This build would cost well over £2k if ordered today.

It's a cracking bass, but something has come up that needs funding, so I need to let a few things go.

It was just over a year old when I bought it at the end of October 2019.

It's in Sandberg's Hard Core Aged finish, so it does have marks, but they were put there by Sandberg 😀

Ebony fretboard with blocks, maple neck, matching headstock, zero fret, split coil neck pickup and MM style humbucker at the bridge position.

2 band eq with push pull active/passive (treble knob becomes passive tone control)

Aged black hardware which is not available in the Sandberg configurator for this model any more, so therefore unusual.

Weight 9.24lb's and it is the 34" scale, NOT the 35".

Comes with a Sandberg gig bag.

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I just priced this bass out on the sandberg site.  Unfortantly her majesty's tax office demands payment :(

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1 minute ago, bigdumby said:

I just priced this bass out sandberg site.  Unfortantly her majesty's tax office demands payment :(

Make me an offer 😎

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