[SOLD!] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$3,899*

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[SOLD!] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$3,899*

Post by swalexbass » 05 Oct 2018, 16:40

SOLD!

Hi Ozbass,

As I'm preparing to move house early next year, I'm looking to thin my herd and only keep the bare minimum basses :( Along with my several other sale posts, here's one that I'm probably the most reluctant to post.

For sale is my remarkably beautiful F Bass VF5 Custom - handcrafted in Canada by the legendary luthier George Furlanetto. All electronics and hardwares are original and in 100% working order. This is as good as a jazz bass can get, it's just perfect in every way. See below for photos and specifications (photos don't do justice - it really looks way better in person, such a unique vibrant blue refinish!)

Quoting the VF series explanation from F Bass website:
"Our VF series captures the vibe and accurate tone reproduction of classic '60s and '70s basses, but features modern advantages including easy access to the higher frets, an onboard F Bass preamp, a solid low B string, a modern neck carve, and we offer nearly any option under the sun for true customization. The body shape is similar to that of Fender's Jazz bass so those Fender-exclusive-players will feel right at home. They hang and are carved similarly, however, the edges are rounded a touch more for comfort and the treble horn is curved outwards for those who prefer playing in the seated position.

The two separate volumes allow you to blend the two pickups in any amount of each, not limiting you to the fixed levels of a blend control. The passive tone control also functions whether in passive or active mode enabling it to modify a different set of frequencies than the ones affected by the active tone controls.

As with all of our other models, our VFs are handcrafted right here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada."


Price is $3,900 firm. No trades, outright sale only. Please PM me for further discussion.

Specifications:
Body: Ash
Finish: Blueburst Satin with Black Grains
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple, 21 Frets
Nut Width: 45mm (1.75")
Scale: 34"
Bridge: Hipshot stainless steel vintage style
String Spacing: 19mm
Tuners: Chrome Gotoh Tuners
Pickup Placement: 70's Jazz Position
Pickguard: None

Photos below:
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Sound sample video:
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by hamo » 05 Oct 2018, 20:30

Holy crap!
Was not expecting you to sell this..... 8/ 8| :shifty:
Beautiful looking bass.
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by bassmaniac69 » 05 Oct 2018, 20:42

I was wondering when this may come up for sale! Very nice mate!

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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by Classic5 » 05 Oct 2018, 21:25

Yeah, beautiful bass and excellent playing. Sounds reeeaaaallly good :thumbup:

One thing your video can't show is just how comfortable this bass design is. It's the most comfortable body shape I have ever played. Balances superbly when seated or standing.
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 06 Oct 2018, 20:17

hamo wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 20:30
GLWTS
Thanks hamo! Hoping it will find a good owner!
bassmaniac69 wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 20:42
I was wondering when this may come up for sale! Very nice mate!
Thanks Lawrence. It's a regretful one but some things need to take care :)
Classic5 wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 21:25
Yeah, beautiful bass and excellent playing. Sounds reeeaaaallly good :thumbup:

One thing your video can't show is just how comfortable this bass design is. It's the most comfortable body shape I have ever played. Balances superbly when seated or standing.
Thanks for the kind words! And I 100% agree, it's a super ergonomic design, it's ingenious! :yep
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by bassmaniac69 » 06 Oct 2018, 22:57

How much does it weigh Alex? Ha, my usual question! :)

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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 08 Oct 2018, 10:15

bassmaniac69 wrote:
06 Oct 2018, 22:57
How much does it weigh Alex? Ha, my usual question! :)
Hi Lawrence, it's around 4.4kg on my bathroom scale.
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by bassmaniac69 » 08 Oct 2018, 11:34

Nice mate, thanks. Killer bass! If my Cole Clarke would sell this would be highly considered!

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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Bluey" *Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 08 Oct 2018, 13:24

bassmaniac69 wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 11:34
Nice mate, thanks. Killer bass! If my Cole Clarke would sell this would be highly considered!
Yeah! You really oughta try her man, she’s a real fine specimen! I sold my Ken Smith too recently as well :)
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4300* Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 11 Oct 2018, 15:34

Check post for updated partial trade options! May be open to other trade offers with at least $1500 cash coming my way, so please feel free to make offers via PM only. Thanks.
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4100*Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 17 Oct 2018, 10:52

Price drop to $4,100 for quick sale. This bass is one of a kind, someone jump on it. Ordering this spec brand new will cost over $6,000 and this is as good as new. Grab it before I change my mind XD
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4100*Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by bassmaniac69 » 17 Oct 2018, 13:38

Mate, if someone buys my Cole Clarke.... :)

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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4100*Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by swalexbass » 18 Oct 2018, 08:35

bassmaniac69 wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 13:38
Mate, if someone buys my Cole Clarke.... :)
:( it hasnt been easy to move basses lately
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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4100*Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by bassmaniac69 » 18 Oct 2018, 10:14

I know, I know!

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Re: [FS] F Bass VF5 "Blueburst" *$4100*Pics and Sound Sample Included*

Post by stonecoldbass » 18 Oct 2018, 11:28

Just an incredible instrument, wish I could grab it! Curious if this has Aguilar or f bass pickups in it?
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