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Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

This Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass is in natural finish, and built during 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a somewhat long scale bass at 35 inches, with the longer scale used to improve definition on the lower notes of the 5th string. In terms of construction, the Roscoe Century Standard 5 is a bolt-on design with a Swamp Ash body and a 3-piece quartersawn Maple neck with Graphite inserts and an Ebony fingerboard, with metal-filled fret slots for accuracy.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass LH Standard MIM Sunburst, 2014

Fender Jazz Bass LH Standard MIM Sunburst, 2014

Part of the Standard Series built from 2009 to 2018, the Fender Jazz Bass LH Standard was built in Ensenada, Mexico and is an excellent mid-range bass. Leo Fender introduced the Jazz Bass in the summer of 1960, aiming it directly at those bassists who had not yet shifted to electric.

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Price: $750.00 CAD
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Alembic Spoiler Bass 4-String Natural, 1983

Alembic Spoiler Bass 4-String Natural, 1983

Here is a rarity – an Alembic Spoiler 4-string bass, built during 1983 in Santa Rosa, California, with Maple neck-through construction, low-impedance pickups and active circuitry. Alembic, founded in early 1969 as an audio consulting firm – the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane were key early clients – introduced the use of active electronics and low-impedance pickups in musical instruments. Alembic guitars and basses, being fully hand-made of top quality materials and with parts like the pickups, brass nuts, bridges and tailpieces being built in-house, tended to be expensive and so were used primarily by top touring and recording artists.

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Price: $8,999.99 CAD
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Ibanez EHB1000 Headless Bass Pearl White Matte, 2020

Ibanez EHB1000 Headless Bass Pearl White Matte, 2020

The Ibanez EHB1000 line was introduced at the 2020 Winter NAMM show, and features a Basswood body, Maple neck and active Bartolini pickups. The line is available in 4 or 5 string versions, and there’s a Multi-Scale option for the 5-string. There are two models, the EHB1000 series seen here, and the EHB1500 series, which uses a Mahogany and Poplar for the body, and Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii) instead of Maple for the neck.

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Price: $1,100.00 CAD
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Ibanez SDB1 Iceman ‘Sharlee D’Angelo’ Bass Flat Black, 2008

Ibanez SDB1 Iceman 'Sharlee D'Angelo' Bass Flat Black, 2008

Introduced in 2008 and built until 2011, the Ibanez SDB1 is the signature model for Sharlee D’Angelo of the Swedish Metal band Arch Enemy, based on the Iceman body shape and available in Flat Black! The SDB1 was replaced in 2012 by the SDB2 and in 2013 by the current SDB3, in Flat White. Here we’re looking at a great condition, first year Ibanez SDB1 built during June of 2008 at the Cor-Tek plant in Ngoro, Mojokerto Indonesia.

Used
Price: $1,050.00 CAD
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Fender 57 Reissue Precision Bass Sunburst, 1982

Fender 57 Reissue Precision Bass Sunburst, 1982

Here we have a Fender 57 Reissue Precision Bass, in two-tone sunburst and built during 1982 in Fullerton, California, during the period of CBS ownership. This bass reproduces the second major evolutionary step of the P-Bass towards its current form. Initially, the Precision Bass used a slab body and single-coil pickup. To keep pace with the ‘New for 1954’ Stratocaster, in that year the Precision Bass also received body contours. This lasted until 1957, when the new hum-cancelling split pickup was introduced.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Fender 62 Reissue Jazz Bass Sunburst, 1982

Fender 62 Reissue Jazz Bass Sunburst, 1982

This Fender 62 Reissue Jazz Bass Sunburst was built during 1982 in Fullerton, California and looking like it was used as intended.  With a neck date of April 1982, this Fender 62 Reissue Jazz Bass is an early effort to capture the original style of the Jazz Bass. The original models were introduced in 1960 as an attempt to capture the rest of the professional bass player market that hadn’t migrated to the Precision Bass.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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VR Custom Six String Fretless Bass by Vadim Rubtsov Natural, 1994

VR Custom Six String Fretless Bass by Vadim Rubtsov Natural, 1994

Next up is a VR Custom Six String Fretless Bass by Vadim Rubtsov, one of the first he built in Canada and of African Padouk and Wenge with a Camatillo fingerboard.

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Price: $2,150.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender 1965 Precision Bass Sunburst

⚌Reduced‼ Fender 1965 Precision Bass Sunburst

The 3-tone Sunburst Fender 1965 Precision bass with Rosewood fingerboard, is in very good, original condition including both bridge and pickup covers and original case. Pairing an Alder body with a Maple neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, this classic bass carries all its original components (except strings).  The original, black rectangular Fender hard shell case is included, and contains the bridge and pickup covers.  This Fender 1965 Precision is something of a transitional model, as it has an Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) fingerboard.

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Price: $9,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Precision Bass Maple Neck Black, 1975

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Precision Bass Maple Neck Black, 1975

Here we have a handsome, almost all original, Fender Precision Bass Maple neck built at the CBS/Fender Fullerton plant in 1975 – the pot codes date to 1974. First appearing in October 1951, the Fender Precision bass was a brilliant piece of industrial design. This innovation brought modern influences to the bass world – such as the ability to reliably and consistently produce a precise pitch, and to play at any volume without feedback. Quickly adopted, the Precision Bass was updated in 1954 to visually match the new Stratocaster, and has been in production with really only minor modifications since then.   The P-Bass is arguably one of the most functionally successful bass instruments ever built, having appeared on more recordings and stages than any other bass. 

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Price: $3,450.00 CAD $5,450.00 CAD
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Olympic White

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Olympic White

The Fender American Professional Jazz bass is an update of the Fender Deluxe bass, originally released in 1960 and quickly renamed as the Jazz Bass. Fender believed the narrower neck and single coil pickups would appeal to jazz musicians. This bass became a legend as it caught on to more than just jazz players and it has been heard on countless classic recordings. The Fender American Professional Jazz bass retains much of the character of its ancestor while being updated with modern features to create an amazing contemporary bass.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Fender Vintera ’60s Jazz Bass Sunburst

Fender Vintera '60s Jazz Bass Sunburst

The Fender Vintera 60’s Jazz bass is loaded with features from Fenders Golden era at a more affordable price point. This bass features a mid 60’s C shaped neck carve and a 7.25” radius. The maple neck has a Pau Ferro fretboard and vintage sized frets. The re-voiced 60’s single coil pickups have more of that authentic grit and growl that made the Jazz bass a legend. The open gear tuners, vintage saddles and three tone sunburst finish top really round out the classic aesthetic on this bass.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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Gibson EB 0L Long Scale Bass Cherry, 1972

Gibson EB 0L Long Scale Bass Cherry, 1972

Here is a rarity – a Gibson EB 0L long scale bass from 1972, reaching just past the Fender Bass scale length to 34.134 inches. This model was built from 1970 to 1977 to a quantity of 1,153, according to the shipping totals page at Fly Guitars, a site dedicated to Gibson basses. The Gibson EB 0L has straightforward construction, pairing a Mahogany body to a three-piece Maple neck with an unbound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Fender American Ultra Precision Bass Arctic Pearl

Fender American Ultra Precision Bass Arctic Pearl

The Fender American Ultra Precision Bass is the most advanced offering in their line catering to discerning players that want the most precision, high quality performance and tone. The Fender Precision bass is one of the most heard and recorded bass guitars in history and this version adds some modern features to this legendary tone machine. The alder body and maple neck combination delivers a familiar thump and fat note fundamental. New features include the new ultra-noiseless pickups in a PJ configuration. This gives you a standard precision pickup and a jazz pickup in the bridge position.

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Price: $2,659.00 CAD
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Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Here we have the Fender Player Precision Bass – a straight ahead continuation of the classic, ultra versatile, durable and reliable solidbody bass that started it all.  The Fender Precision bass, introduced in 1951, has become the most recorded bass and has been used on countless shows, sessions, and recordings in virtually all genres.  Built at Fender’s plant in Ensenada, Mexico and  following the original materials choice with an Alder body and Maple neck with rear-mounted truss rod and Walnut ‘Skunk Stripe’, the Fender Player Precision Bass offers a great quality bass at an affordable price.

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Price: $999.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass Burgundy Refinish, 1962

Fender Jazz Bass Burgundy Refinish, 1962

Here we have a Fender Jazz Bass dating to 7 May 1962 with a Burgundy refinish replacing the original Sunburst. This is a fairly rare Rosewood Slab Board model, indicating a type of neck built in Fullerton, California until mid 1962. The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960, aimed at the Jazz bass players who had not adopted the Precision Bass or who wanted a thinner neck and more focused tone. The Offset Body that debuted on the 1958 Jazzmaster was used for the Jazz Bass body.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 CAD
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Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

The new Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass in seen here in the new Aged Natural finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Price: $2,729.99 CAD
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2016 Jason Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar

2016 Jason Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar

When I first saw the Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar, I thought it looked familiar; it is based on the successful Douglas Harrison GB Model.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Based on the Club guitar, the Hofner 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1965 and built to 1970. It was never as popular as its cousin the 500/1 violin or ‘Beatle Bass’, but its more traditional single cutaway guitar shape perhaps works a bit better without a strap.

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Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

We’ve just received a shipment of CT basses including the Hofner HCT-500 1 SB, great reproductions of vintage Hofner instruments!

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Hofner 500/1 – 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Hofner 500/1 - 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the Hofner 500/1 62 Reissue bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original.

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