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Limelight Jazz - Heavy Relic - SOLD
£850
South Oxfordshire

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Hot on the heels on the Ken Smith I've just sold is something very different. A Limelight vintage jazz replica with one of the best 'heavy' relic jobs I've seen, right down to the marks where a bridge ashtray might have sat & peeled the top coat away when removed and cracks in the guard from 'years' of wear and abuse!

Bought this about 2 years ago and only used at home for most of that time. Then I took it to rehearsal so see if I could 'fool' my band members as I know the guitarists are a sucker for vintage Fender. Of course both of them assumed it was the real thing and were in awe of my 'pre CBS' jazz and particularly liked how it sounded through my Helix & RCF monitor. It worked especially well on rock and punky stuff and sounded great with a pick - in fact I loved the pick sound so much that I spent the rest of the evening using it this way.

The band genuinely said it was the best I'd ever sounded when playing with them & we've been together for 7 years!

However, the neck profile is a shade too chunky for me. It's far from being the clubbiest neck I've ever played but it's quite a rounded shape and I tend to prefer really skinny necks - basically because I'm a wimp & this is a bit of a 'man's bass' 🤣. Were it not for this, I'd be happily gigging this bass & not at all worried about the relic'd nature or that fact it isn't a real Fender.

My scales say it weighs 9.25 lbs but it feels a bit heavier to me, I'd say it closer to 9.5/9.6lbs but that's just an estimate. It's far from being overweight and comfortable on a strap.

It didn't come with a case but I might be able to find a basic gig bag and I'm happy to ship within the UK or EU at cost. Payment by bank transfer or PayPal friends only please.

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT: THIS IS NOT A FENDER GUITAR, MERELY A REPLICA (and I wasn't the person who added the logo)

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ooh, lovely - one of the nicer Limelights I've seen (I used to have a gorgeous olympic white with similar heavy reliving and a lovely Spitfire plate - fabulous instruments!

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15 hours ago, three said:

ooh, lovely - one of the nicer Limelights I've seen (I used to have a gorgeous olympic white with similar heavy reliving and a lovely Spitfire plate - fabulous instruments!

I bought this one just to see how they compared with my old Fenders and I have to say it does a great job. The pick guard especially impressed me as this can be an area where heavy relics fall down but this one is just the right amount of fade & wear plus it shows the indentations of where a pickup cover might have sat for years.

Even the little cracks around 2 screws have additional ageing - really thorough job!

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18 hours ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Do you know what the depth is at the 1st and 12th Barrie? 

Approximately 23mm & 25mm - roughly 2-3mm deeper than my '66 J (which was sitting next to it on the wall).

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Looks like this is now sold - just waiting for international money transfer to complete :)

Thanks again to Basschat for providing the sale connection. 

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2 minutes ago, molan said:

Looks like this is now sold - just waiting for international money transfer to complete :)

Thank god for that, my wallet was starting to itch...

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