Selling my beloved F Bass Alain Caron AC5 Fretless with Redwood Burl Top and nearly all upgrades you can imagine
Redwood Burl top (Upgrade !),
5A Flame maple body with acoustic chambers,
34 scale (upgrade !)
18 mm string spacing at bridge (upgrade !)
5-pc-neck (upgrade !)
Neck-Through design (upgrade !)
Natural gloss finish,
Ebony fingerboard without lines,
2x magnetic pickups (additional neck pickup is an upgrade !),
Ebony bridge with Piezo-PUs,
Preamp with 3-band EQ,
Pearl serial number
Weight: 4,30 kg
This is a fully loaded version of the "King of Fretless" model. The bunch of upgrades makes this bass rare and unique: Neck-Through, 2nd magnetic pickup, 34", 19mm, 5pc-neck ...
Like new condition, not a single mark on it. For those who did never hear one of these, check "FBass AC6" at YT and you find a lot of world-class fretless players demonstrating this amazing fretless bass model.
Technically everything is perfect and works fine. The top is breathtaking and the bass with its smaller sizes is a joy to play. The smooth shapings are simply amazing.
This bass would retail today north of 12.000 USD plus shipping and import.
Asking 6200 EUR (approx. 5500 GBP) plus shipping from Duesseldorf.
(Part) trades considered:
Fodera Elite 6 with 34" or less
Smith Elite 5/6
Alleva Coppolo Supremes 4/5
F Bass fretted 5/6
Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
MARUSZCZYK Elwood 4 Fretless in almost new condition, 2010 !!!
NO TRADES !
NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
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 : £549 GBP !!! (new price is €1200 Euros !!!)
In fully working condition, fully original (except for the crap Maruszczyk SC4 pickups changed for ToneRider TRJ1) and in almost new condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : one piece swamp ash
Neck : one piece very slightly flamed maple
Fingerboard : ebony
Positions : 21 (lined)
Headstock : angled
Pickups : 2 brand new ToneRider TRJ1 in 60's position
Controls : volume, volume, tone
Tuners : no name Maruszczyk 4 in line
Bridge : no name Maruszczyk
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : black polymer
Strings spacing at nut : 11 mm
Knobs : original metal dome
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : chrome
Truss rod : one fully working
Finish : 3 Tone Sunburst open grain matte
Land of craftsmanship : Poland
Serial number : 100208
Year : 2010
Weight : 4.255 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the E string at 12th position (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will be sent in a form fitted polystyrene Eko parcel as I have no bag or case for this bass (no worries as it's like having a soft case wrapping the bass) and will comme with a spare hardly used flat wounds strings set (as seen on the last photo, looks like Rotosound).
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a brand new set of Fodera Medium Nickel Round Wound strings (45 - 65 - 85 - 105).
This bass has almost never been played and is almost as new. The ToneRider TRJ1 pickups are terrific sounding vintage pickups.
Link to the Maruszczyk Elwood C page : Elwood C | Public Peace (public-peace.de)
What you see is what you get !
Look at the photos taken under different angles to see the fantastic almost new condition for a 10 years old bass ! All the photos are here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1otKa943bvinPUtL33_VWxAIWU4EnDlta?usp=sharing
Imperial Matthew Garrison shape with custom specifications.
4000-4500 GBP is the ballpark amount of cash I would look for to be included in a trade with a fretted bass I am looking for.
I am enthusiastic to negotiate part trades for your:
early 1970s Jazz bass, especially naturally highly relic'd, not mint condition.
Lakland USA Joe Osborn 4 string Jazz bass.
Pre-EB Musicman Stingray.
Stunning single-cut bass made in the Fodera workshop in Brooklyn, NYC. This is not the Standard bolt-on model.
Buckeye top. Walnut body. Ebony fingerboard.
Fodera/Duncan singlecoil pickups with buckeye covers.
Matching buckeye ramp.
Extended B string.
26 'fret' positions.
19mm string spacing at the bridge.
48m nut width.
Fodera premium padded gig bag.
Excellent overall condition. Some minor surface bumps which are unnoticeable unless closely inspected.
3 band EQ with selectable mid frequency selector and coil tap switches.
PRICE DROP - NOW £2050
1990 Fender Custom shop fretless Jazz Bass. As you can expect from a John Page era custom shop bass – a superb instrument and one of the earliest Fender fretless jazz basses that I have seen from Fender (after the extremely rare ones from the 70s).
As one can expect the bass has been played a lot and shows a lot of dings and dongs, patina on the hardware, etc., but is all original and in perfect functional condition: straight neck with more place in the truss rod to adjust (it is not maxed out), all electronics and hardware work accordingly, action can be set very nice and low. The bass is superbly responsive, resonates extremely well with great dynamics and the harmonics are just amazing – it both sings and does the “mwah” just as well. I have not made any attempts to renew the hardware (remove the patina), because IMHO it gives it character, but if you wish my bass tech can do that prior to shipping. Width at nut is 38mm and the bass weights 4,07kg. according to my home scale. It comes with a black tolex case, probably not original.
More detailed pictures can be found here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/xzum76RP3hJfic3s5
Why am I selling it if its such a great bass – I am letting go a part of my collection and keeping only the vintage precisions. The asking price is what it costed me, so am not very keen on discounts. No trades, I am afraid, unless it is a well played pre-1974 precision or recent B-15. Also, if you purchase it and do not find yourself to like it – I can take it back as long as you cover the shipping and payment fees.
Any questions – please, feel free to ask. Price includes shipping to most parts of EU.
You can check my feedback here :
I'm not looking for any trades at the moment but my arm could be twisted by a nice 4 string classic ray with a rosewood fretboard, or a Spector euro LX. (Cash either way)
I had this up for sale a few months ago and withdrew it because I knew I would regret it. However, its time to put my big knickers and to let it go once and for all.
Its a great bass, in great condition (see pics, shout if you would like some more pics).
Check out the following link for details
I would prefer social distance collection, although I'm happy to drive for an hour to deliver. (say 80 miles top)
I can post, shipping and Insurance will be at the buyers expense
Here is a summary, see pics for weight according to kitchen scales and the width of the nut.
Neck: Bolt on.
Fretboard: Ebony (No Makers)
Scale: 34 inches
Pickups: Delano SBC
Electronics: Marleaux EQ BC3
Controls: Master Vol - Pickup Blend - 3-Band Active / Passive
Switch: Pickup Split
Hardware Finish: Black
Made in Germany
Happy to answer any questions.