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❌ SOLD ❌ Kubicki Factor Bass Fretless Conversion Black, 1990

❌ SOLD ❌ Kubicki Factor Bass Fretless Conversion Black, 1990

The Kubicki Factor Bass appeared as a limited production item in 1983. Once one of the first built was used by John Taylor of Duran Duran during a Saturday Night Live appearance, demand rose sharply.

Used
Price: $2,499.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, 1969

❌SOLD❌ Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, 1969

Here we have an Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, built in 1969 likely at the Ampeg facility in Linden, New Jersey. It’s a full 34 inch scale with 1 9/16 nut width, and weights in at 10.34 pounds – this weight is one of the drawbacks of the body material. The neck is maple with a flat-sawn Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, which at the time was very commonly used on quality instruments. There is some wear to the covering of the pickup, and the body has some light scratching, as expected for an instrument of this age. It appears to be in original condition, with an extra washer added to support the output jack – this is always a vulnerable area.

Vintage
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Godin A5 Fretless 5-String Bass Natural 2006

❌SOLD❌  Godin A5 Fretless 5-String Bass Natural 2006

The Godin fretless 5-string Bass body is made of two pieces of silver leaf maple, chambered and capped with spruce. The neck bolts on, and uses rock maple plus an ebony fingerboard on the fretless version. The Fretted version gets a rosewood fingerboard. The bridge matches the fingerboard, and on this older example uses an acoustic-guitar style pin bridge. Godin is very well acquainted with using piezo pickups and have devised a very usable and unobtrusive control layout next to the fingerboard. Access to the battery for the preamp is on the back.

Used
Price: $800.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Mike Ramsey Fretless Banjo

❌SOLD❌  Mike Ramsey Fretless Banjo

This Mike Ramsey fretless 5-string banjo was purchased new from Elderly Instruments, and carries serial number 713.  As Ramsey banjos go, it’s fairly plain.

Used

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❌SOLD❌ C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

❌SOLD❌ C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

This C. Bruno and Son fretless banjo arrived here about 15 years ago and has been in storage ever since. As is often the case with my “projects”, it was forgotten for years. I recently came into a lovely set of Ivoroid friction tuners that reminded me of the Bruno banjo and its need for appropriate tuners. This 130-year-old set of friction pegs were typical of the 1880s or 90s. And since they are synthetic ivory, they are legal under the CITES regulations.

Vintage

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SOLD!!! Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass

SOLD!!! Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass

Featuring a chambered Silver maple body with a spruce top, a rock maple neck with either an ebony (on the fretless models) or rosewood (on the fretted models), the Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass offers a very wide range of tonal possibilities. The bridge is ebony with a pin design, very unusual for an electric bass!

Vintage
Price: $2,250.00 CAD

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