STATUS GRAPHITE S2 Classic 5 Headed Through-neck, the very one tested by the German magazine Gitarre&Bass in November 2000.
For sale only as I'm thinning down the herd (again).
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1750 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : mahogany with black pin-stripe and book-matched burl maple facings
Neck : through-neck woven graphite with walnut center tone-block
Fingerboard : phenolic resin with side and front dots (no LED's)
Frets : 24 jumbo (very very little wear)
Headstock : 3 + 2 shape (angled)
Pickups : 2 Status Hyperactive High Resolution soapbars
Preamp : Status board-301 (18 Volts)
Controls : blend, master volume, treble cut/boost, midrange frequency, bass cut/boost, midrange boost/flat/cut switch (see pictures for full specifications)
Tuners : Gotoh GB-7
Bridges : separate ABM 3D locking
Strings spacing at bridge : 18 mm
Nut : phenolic resin
Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm
Knobs : original metal and plastic (see Gitarre&Bass test)
Scale : 34 3/4 inches or 880 mm as it's a headed Status
Hardware colour : gold (tarnished on the tuners and parts of the bridge)
Truss rod : 1 dual action (fully working)
Finish : amber burst, hand polish gloss polyester lacquer
Land of craftsmanship : England
Serial number : 02002542
Year : February 2000
Weight : 4.7 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Status/Hiscox hard case.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I'm thinning down the herd as I've just acquired an S2 headed fretless, which suits my taste better than the fretted.
This bass was bought new by a friend of mine by Music Store in Köln (paid by his wife : some guys are lucky) on the 2nd of December 2000 (original invoice will be delivered) ! He then asked Christophe LEDUC to put some front dots as there are only side dots.
Here is the link to the Status Graphite main specifications : http://www.status-graphite.com/status/frames/index_home.html
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has two new batteries and is fitted with a (now) used set of Elixir nickel plated Nanoweb coating strings (45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130tw), which fit the bass to perfection.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with the very few visible light dings photographed, the most important ones being on the headstock (bloody low ceilings). The lower milky line on the headstock photo is a reflection of the case lining.
I have a set of four, chrome Gotoh GB640's, currently residing on my P-bass. I want to swap them over to my recently acquired SBMM S.U.B.5, but obviously, I'm going to need an extra GB640 for the fifth string. Does anyone know where I can get a single machine head? Also will a standard GB640 do the job or do I need a GB640R, as it's on the other side of the head?