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gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 717
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:25 pm:   Edit Post

I am thinking of selling my 80s ESP The Surveyor fretless bass. It is in beautiful condition.

I have owned this bass for 15 years and doubt if I have played it 5 hours in all that time. It is drop dead beautiful, with a rich honey color and all black hardware. The serial number is 03672, which is very low. The neck has the number 0515 penciled on the heel and the neck pocket has the number NY0515 written on it. I think the NY refers to New York, where ESP originally set up in the USA. It is all original. The wiring looks untouched, the original pickups almost still look new. It has a cool black metal anodized pickguard.

It is set up with half-wound or half-flat wound strings. There are some marks from the strings in the unlined fret board, as is normal with anything but flat-wound strings. It does not look bad to me and does not affect the playability or the tone at all.

I only see a couple VERY small dings at the tip of the neck, which you can just see in the photo.

I seriously doubt you could find a nicer old ESP fretless bass anywhere. This is not at all the same as the more recent stuff ESP makes. The fit and finish are superb on this instrument. It has passive P-J electronics and play and sounds great.

Comes with a nice hard-shell case that fits great. I have no idea if the case is original or not. The case has a couple dings on the outside but looks good.1234
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 718
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:29 pm:   Edit Post

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gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 719
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

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tmoney61092
Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 922
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

How much?? Trades???

~Taylor
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1345
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

That looks cool! I may have missed it, but what is the fingerboard wood? Ebony?
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 720
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

It is a black dense wood that I think is ebony. It is hard to come up with a value for the bass, but $800 is an amount I am thinking, plus shipping.
tmoney61092
Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 923
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post

Sent you an email

~Taylor

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