Up for sale is my 2013 Atelier Z M245 Custom Jazz Bass ordered direct from Japan.
Original owner, excellent condition, no dings or scratches that I can see.
Rare super light weight +/- 7.5 lbs = 3.4 kg
Most I've seen are in the 9.5 to 10 lbs range!
Atelier Z softcase and all case candy included.
Scale: 34"(864 mm)
Frets: 20 Frets
Nut Width: 38.5mm
Body Material: Ash (2 piece)
Tuners: GOTOH GB-30
Bridge: ATELIER Z BB419
Pickguard Acrylic Clear 3mm
Control panel Acrylic Clear 3mm
Pickup Fence ATELIER Z ZPF-4500 CR
Pickups: ATELIER Z JBZ-4 x2
Preamp: Bartolini XTCT+Spectrum Boost
Controls: F.Vol, R.Vol, Treble Boost, Bass Boost/w sw(Active ON/OFF)
Selling my Atelier Z Jerry Barnes M265. Top of the line, hand made in Japan, 70s style bass from Atelier. Bought new a few weeks ago and in literally "as new" condition. Fantastic instrument and craftsmanship, but selling as I'm much more of a 60s pickup position / alder body guy. Easily nails the 70s super jazz, Marcus Miller type of tone. It has an upgraded electronics package (including a passive tone knob), adding additional versatility. 70s type of sound but without the huge weight! (pretty light for an ash 5 string). Currently setup with quite low action with no buzz at all.
Jerry Barnes (Chic's bass player) signature model.
Neck : Maple with binding, 21 Frets
Body : Ash
Tuners : GOTOH
Bridge : Vintage-type
Pickups : ATELIER Z JBZ-5
Preamp : ATELIER Z EQ-M
Control : F vol, R vol/switch A/P, Passive Tone, Stacked Bass/Trenble
Colour : Vintage Natural gloss
Gig Bag: Padded deluxe
Sring spacing at bridge: 19mm
Plenty of feedback:
Beautiful Overwater fretless bass, custom made for the original owner around 2005.
The bass has a stunning quilted maple top and a nice green/blue burst finish. The fretboard is made of ebony. It's an active bass.
There are several cosmetic damages to be found around the bass; dents, scratches, missing paint chips; battle scars. The fretboard shows signs of use but is definitely in very good condition. All hardware and electronics function like they should. The bass plays very well and has plenty of the mwah you want from a decent fretless.
An original, high quality Overwater gigbag/softcase is included.
I am located in the Netherlands, but happy to ship at buyers risk (insured, well packed)
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.
Fender CS masterbuilt jazz bass
Very nice Mark Kendrick masterbuilt 66 jazz with very cool features; firemist gold finish, lollipop tuners and the distinct dotted and bound fretboard.
The bass has the clear and warm sound that you wish from a 60s style jazz bass.
First some pictures:
As you can see, the bass has been used a lot, which has created a roadworn look through the years. It has a lot of cosmetical damages like dents and missing finish, bucklerash.. Technically the bass is good, all hardware and electronics function like they should. The frets show wear, but it doesnt affect playability.
The original G&G hardcase is included, as well is a bag of unopened case candy. The certificate apparently got lost during the divorce of the former owner, so I don't have it.
New Fender nps strings are fitted.
I bought this beauty a month ago as roundwounded buddy for my 71 (which bears thomastik flats). After playing them both a lot, I decided that I like the thomastik flats better on a jazz currently than a set of rounds. So both ended up with a set of Thomastiks, which makes it too much luxury for me to keep them both. I'm pretty sure I'll l regret it at some point..
Fixed price €2.850 (please note that I am not interested in lower offers of any kind).
The bass is located in the Netherlands, but I am happy to ship at buyers risk and expense.
Payment: cash on collection or banktransfer. No PayPal.
(partial) trades are welcome.
Stuff you can think of; precision (fender, better Squier, good Japanese copy), music man Sabre (rosewood or ebony fretboard preferred), vintage single coil telecaster bass, stingray 2eq with lacquered neck, good old japanese stuff, vintage Fender offset guitars, maybe a nice amp...
In case if a very nice and light 60s fender p is being offered, I might want to add some gear to the deal.
No 5+ strings for me, thanks. Realistic offers only please.