FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

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FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 14 May 2019, 09:05

Hi all,

So many high-end basses for sale at the moment so I thought I'd chime in. Never thought I'd do this but just like the Warwick Thumb (which I might put up for sale again) I just don't play "Sandy" anymore and it's literally gathering dust.

Teaser pic:


Little bit of history on this one.
Purchased in August 1992 in a small music store in Tübingen, Germany (look it up, nice place). They had two 4-strings and two 5 strings, and this was "the one". Sounded quite different, very snappy and clean.
Only owner, everything except for strings and battery is original.

Played this quite extensively in the mid-to late-90s due to its versatility in a cover band environment. Then occasionally in Slingshot - here's a rare example of me actually playing (2011 - a long time ago):


Then again in another cover band in the early 2010s when I switched exclusively to 5-string.

There's some wear and tear, couple of dints as you would expect - more pics later.

Vital stats:
34" neck-through, multi-laminate maple with (I think) rosewood board;

mahogany wings;
koa top;
Schaller hardware with in-house turned knobs;

proprietary pre which (according to Holger, Mr. Sandberg himself, has some sort of enhancer circuitry);

no idea what the weight is (not heavy) but will find out tonight.

Played by Holger himself


(but he couldn't have it) and now signed by Holger and Ida Nielsen (pic of that tonight).

OK, price. I'm thinking $4,000.00. Plus shipping unless there's a local (Melbourne) sale.

Regards,
Michael
- Merlin Rockmachine 5, Merlin NT5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
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Re: FS Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by packrat » 14 May 2019, 14:59

What piece of furniture does this one become if we don’t buy it? :)

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Re: FS Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 14 May 2019, 15:48

packrat wrote:
14 May 2019, 14:59
What piece of furniture does this one become if we don’t buy it? :)
No basses will be harmed in any way in my house - having said that the rather wide and round shape might make a good seat for something most of us use regularly ;) :D .

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Michael
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Re: FS Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by ozrider » 14 May 2019, 20:03

Killer ... just stunning

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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 18 May 2019, 16:12

Apparently the weight is 3.9 kgs (without battery) - feels chunkier than that but then I'm very much used to mid-3s and a little bit of a wimp.

Here are Holger's and Ida's sigs:

Not sealed in (since I don't intend to play this one again). Might not be your thing ... .

And here's some roadwear Holger got super excited about:


Only in the tummy cut area, obviously temperature- and sweat-related. Tiny cracks in the finish (the nature of which I'm unsure of - it's pretty chunky so I guess poly but the wear doesn't really fit with that).

Anyway, Election Day bump.

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Michael
- Merlin Rockmachine 5, Merlin NT5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by specitim » 18 May 2019, 16:40

Weird my usa lakland 55 also has that sort or finish checking on poly... Never did work out why either...
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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 22 May 2019, 16:27

"Apparently priced not to sell" bump ...

Regards,
Michael
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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 05 Jun 2019, 08:25

Final bump before taking this one off the market on my upcoming. birthday (which is soon).

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Michael
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- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3

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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by drbass » 12 Jun 2019, 19:55

And off the market as of now. Thanks for your interest.

Regards,
Michael
- Merlin Rockmachine 5, Merlin NT5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3

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Re: FS: Sandberg Classic S2 5-String

Post by narcdor » 12 Jun 2019, 20:34

Survives to stun another day!
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