Celinder J Update 4 natural blonde, blocks and binding

Collector’s J Update 4 natural blonde, black pick guard, blocks and binding, straight, perfect, and solid neck, responsive truss rod, perfect frets, comes with Celinder Hiscox case.

This Celinder is truly one of the “best of the Best”, solid, even, balanced, responsive, absolutely NO dead or soft spots, and is one of the most amazing ’70’s style J’s I have played in my 40 year career.

One small surface scratch on the edge of body next to the strap button is the only imperfection. This can easily be polished out to “flawless” condition.

Frets are perfect with slight oxidation which can be polished bright, but there is no scoring or pitting.

Comes with 1 year ABT warranty against manufacturer defects. You won’t need it, but we want you to have “peace of mind” about this purchase.

Don’t let this get away!

Weight: 10 pounds
Selling price: $3995

Please contact us for details.

 

Celinder J Update 5 Cobalt Blue, maple neck w/ MOP blocks and binding

This preowned Celinder J Update 5 features Danish ash body, solid hard rock maple neck and fingerboard, white Mother of Pearl block inlay, and white binding, 35” scale neck, with 19mm bridge spacing, Cobalt Blue finish, white pearloid pick guard, Celinder pickups and preamp. Comes with hardshell case. This bass has no dings or dents, and slight scoring of frets, but absolutely no pitting.

Neck adjusts perfectly with perfect working truss rod.

It’s low B is powerful, clear, and articulate. Does the “Marcus thing” impressively and with great authority.

Amazing playability and near perfect condition make this a “must have” among J style bass aficionados.

Selling price $3779. Call or email for more information.

 

Fclef Custom Series Elite V, Buckeye burl top

Fclef Custom Series Elite V, Sapele body, buckeye burl top, hard rock maple neck/ ebony fingerboard, 34” scale, 19mm bridge spacing, Duncan custom pickups with Macassar ebony pickup covers.

This bass is in excellent “As New” condition. Comes with gig bag.

Original list $5400. Call for selling price.

 

Jack Read 5 string fretless

Custom Jack Read 5 string fretless. Built in 2002, It has a mahogany body/ beautiful cocobolo top, mahogany neck thru with flamed maple stringers. It features a Lightwave optical bridge pickup system with piezo bridge pickups. Weighing only 8lbs, this bass is lightweight and very resonant. Big acoustic upright- like tones are attainable with a moderate amount of growl and swell. This is a exquisite example of Jack Reads attention to detail, and functionality. Fingerboard wear is minimal with very light string marking only. There is one ding in the rear of the headstock shown in a posted photo. Jack is no longer in business manufacturing instruments. He appraised this bass at $2395.00 . Contact us for additional details.

 

MTD 434 Thru-neck, walnut body/ zebrawood top

This MTD 434 consists of walnut body/ stunning zebrawood top, wenge multi- laminated neck / Macassar ebony fingeboard, MTD “the World” logo, MTD deluxe hardshell case.Weight: 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

This exquisite instrument is in “unplayed” 9.5 out of 10 condition, and is capable of ultra low action, perfect frets, and finish. New selling price is over $8000. Preowned – selling price $5800. Call for details.

 

MTD 535 Thru-neck, alder body/ myrtle burl top

MTD 535 Thru-neck, alder body/ myrtle burl top, 3 piece maple neck/ wenge fingerboard, honey aged finish, MTD custom hard shell case, serial #191. Weight: 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces.
New list price $9000. New selling price $7000. Call for preowned pricing and details.

This 535 thru-neck built in 1997 is Michael Tobias’ 191st MTD.

With wonderful roundness and great note to note balance from its low “B” thru its upper register this bass speaks evenly and dynamically.

The bottom end is firm and balanced though not “overpowering.”
This bass is very “controllable”, and excels in more legit applications where a more traditional instrument is ideal.

It’s wenge fingerboard imparts a nice degree of sparkle that comes thru when slapped. Played finger style, this bass is really clear, round, punchy, and warm, though not mushy.

It is versatile enough to sit well behaved onstage in support of your favorite jazz/ R&B/ gospel artist. By varying ones right hand playing position, and/ or panning the pickup blend more aggressive fusion tonalities are accessed.

This bass is equally well suited for traditional as well as more modern subtleties.

Overall, this bass is round clear, even, and has wonderful clarity, beauty, and cohesiveness to the “body of the note.”