Had my eye on one of these for years now, but either found them too hard to come by or out of my price range. And then one gets posted on an online guitar raffle site (I won’t post the name just so it doesn’t look like I’m promoting them but I’m happy to say which one by PM).
I’ve bought tickets for various draws over the past couple of months but never had any luck. Was all prepared to give up and then I go and win this bloody beauty! Absolutely over the moon with it, it’s beautiful and a dream to play and so light!
I just need to make the tricky decision to restring and set it up for either Drop A# or Drop C!
Fender Coronado Bass ll
Very nice example of a Wildwood ll Coronado Bass, made in early 1968 (neck dated Jan 18th). It's a true beauty with a rare highly flamed maple neck and lollipop tuners. The bass appears to be all original and is in very good shape for its age. It has finish checking around and some small damages, but nothing significant.
The Coronado has been setup with tapewounds which suit the bass very well. It can do some vintage sounds as well as some more punchy modern tones. It sounds great when played with either fingers or pick.
A sturdy epiphone hardcase is included in the sale.
As for trades/partial trades I am mainly interested in a good precision (everything between a vintage Fender or better Japanese copy, good Squier...), old Music Man Sabre (walnut preffered), ampeg v4(b) amp, nice Fender strat or (vintage) offset guitar....
I am located in the Netherlands, but am happy to ship at buyers risk..
For sale/ trade here is my Cort Bass GB75 JH in Trans black
Owned for about two years, played many shows and recorded with it but I'm no longer in a hardcore band, so I don't need a 5 string.
Omega Bass bridge
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound J-Bass pickup in the neck
Hipshot Ultralite Machine heads
Swamp Ash Body
2 Band EQ, pickup selector, volume
Maple neck (with a nice flame maple)
Humbucker in the back ( great stingray tone)
Spoke wheel truss rod adjustment (like those on musicman basses)
comes with gig bag
Ideally I'd like to trade it for a bass in the same price range (preferably fretless)
Few nicks here and there on the body, and a few up the neck but nothing noticeable.
The battery cover on the back came off unfortunately.
one of the tuning pegs is slightly bent, but works perfectly still.
The neck pickup is a bit temperamental due to soldering work, but its a 2 minute fix to re-solder the wire - I just don't have access to a soldering iron right now.
Other than that, it's in full working order and good condition
Fender Custom Shop Jazz in Olympic White 2011.
Made in the USA. Comes with black G&G fender case, pickup/ bridge covers, fender strap and docs. Fender Relic - Very cool cellulose checking.
Sounds fantastic, sorry to see her go but moving from J to P
Would consider an exchange for a Custom Shop Relic Precision 59-60 (preferably custom colour) or maybe a lightweight 70's original.
Up for sale (no trades please) is my 2016 American Vintage '63 Precision in faded sonic blue with rosewood fingerboard. In immaculate condition, only played indoors, never gigged or rehearsed. There's some minor checking on the heal and upper horn, but in a very fetching and tasteful way (flash coat acquer). Been after one of these for ever, but despite many attempts, it just hasn't grabbed me. I have enough Precisions, got a new kitchen on the way, and I'd like someone else to give it the love it deserves. Of course, these are discontinued, and they are extremely well made recreations of the 1963 era P bass. Many details elsewhere on line, but key specs from my perspective:
flash coat lacquer (minor checking which I've tried to show)
maple C shaped neck (some nice figuring on the neck)
round-laminated rosewood fingerboard, 7.25" radius
1.74" nut width
American Vintage '63 Precision Bass Split Single-Coil
20 vintage style frets (well dressed, 20th fret has some slap wear from the shop not from me)
Vintage reverse tuners
3-ply mint green pickguard
chrome pickup and bridge covers, lower finger rest, clay-coloured dot inlays, auxiliary strap button on headstock
American Vintage Bass bridge with Threaded Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Vintage blonde case with red interior
Case candy (Fender flats on the bass, the rounds got used)
4.03kg/8.9llbs on my fish scales
Happy to ship at buyers expense in Great Britain.
Very difficult to capture the subtlety of the faded sonic blue on camera.