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Skjold Design Custom Series 5 string fretless-anigre


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Builder: Skjold Design Guitars-Pete Skjold-Lewisville, Texas.
Model: Custom Series.
Serial Number: CS509040011.
Case/Gigbag:
Original hardshell case by Gator Cases. Black ABS exterior, chrome plated hardware, black, form fitted plush interior with two accessory compartments.

Dimensions
Scale Length: 35 inches.
Neck Shape: Flat oval (shallow C shape).
Width at Nut: 1 7/8 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 2-13/16 inches.
Overall Length: 44-3/8 inches.
Widest: 12-1/2 inches.
Weight: 9 pounds.

Construction
Neck: Five piece maple with a birdseye maple center, bolt-on with five fully recessed bolts, purpleheart accents, matching anigre headstock veneer with purpleheart accents around the edges, the top and across the bottom where joining with the fretboard.
Fingerboard: Ebony, lined fretless, twenty four lines, small white dots on the top edge, corian nut.
Body: Anigre top, mahogany back, eastern and western figured maple toneblock, purpleheart and yellow holly accents.
Finish: Gloss finish on the top, back and headstock veneer, smooth natural finish on the neck.

Hardware
Bridge: HipShot A style, brass with a black matte finish, adjustable for string height and intonation.
Tuners:
HipShot Ultralites, black matte finish.
Strap buttons:
Jim Dunlop Original StrapLoks, black matte finish.
Outputs: 1/4" mono.

Electronics
Pickups: EMG Soapbars.
Controls:
One master volume, one pickup pan with center dent, one bass cut/boost with center dent, one treble cut/boost with center dent, one sweepable mid, one mid cut/boost with center dent, all are black knurled. The EQ controls are concentric in position arrangement.
Preamp: John East, nine volt power supply.

Condition
Fret wear: None.
Superficial wear: None.

Deep wear: None.

Other: None.

Hardware wear: None.
Pickups wear: None.
Overall Condition: Brand New.

Purchasing information.
Asking price: $2,200
Consignment: No.
Trades Considered? No.
Offers Considered? No.
Location (contact): BunnyBass-NC (Jimmy) 1-877-437-1597-Toll free in the U.S.
 
Comments:

     A very beautifully constructed fretless bass from Pete Skjold that features not only a well chosen combination of woods but also great playability, sound and tonal variations from the John East pre-amp. In case you are not familiar with Pete and his line of basses, this is the higher echelon of his group of instruments which also feature the Exotic Custom, Pro and Stage Series lines. This bass has a well focused low B string and a nice growl all the way around. The upper frets are easily accessed and the small body design makes for a nice comfortable feel both sitting and standing. Pete continues to craft high quality basses that remain within the realm of affordability for the working bassist. He also strives for constant improvement in his instruments and is readily willing to listen and to evaluate constructive suggestions from other players. No doubt that Pete will remain as a solid member of the bass building community for a long time to come.

This instrument is documented in the BunnyBass Musical Instrument Archive.

      

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