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BASSES FOR SALE

My collection sometimes gets a little out of control, and every now and then I have to part ways with some of these special instruments in order to avoid ending up on that TV show "Hoarders" :) All the instruments I have in my collection are top-quality, otherwise I never would have bought them in the first place... it's just sometimes they're used with specific bands on specific tours. And once I'm no longer playing with those particular bands or artists, the basses simply no longer get the love that they deserve. SO, here are a few instruments that I have begrudgingly decided to let go... If interested, please contact me via email at: derek@derekfrank.com

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Vintage 1973 Fender Mustang: $5000

All original, competition blue finish. Definitely a player… well-worn, but good condition and quite clean. A few little dings, as one would expect on a bass that’s over 50 years old, but nothing affecting sound or playability. Full disclosure, here’s a list of significant blemishes:

  • previous owner had installed a strap button on the opposite horn, so there’s still a small hole there.

  • significant nick on the side of the bass just below that treble-side horn.  

  • a little discoloration of wood on side of neck. Again, doesn’t affect playability or sound in any way.

 

  • Straight neck with medium-low action, currently has a well-worn set of LaBella RX Stainless strings, and I can include a new set. 

Original hard case included. 

 

This bass was played on Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go” Las Vegas residency in 2021-2022, among other performances and recordings. On Shania’s Residency, it was played on:

“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” and “You Win My Love”.

Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Derek, along with documentation of the songs on which it was played.

Norstrand Acinonyx Short Scale Bass: $1500

Olympic white with tortoise pickguard, all original, mint condition, includes Gator hard shell case. Full specs here:

 

https://nordstrandaudio.com/products/acinonyx-short-scale-bass?variant=44291652354347

 

This bass was played on Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go” Las Vegas residency in 2021-2022, among other performances and recordings. On Shania’s Residency, it was played on:

“Rock This Country”, “Love Gets Me Every Time”, Life’s About to Get Good”, and “Any Man of Mine”. Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Derek, along with documentation of the songs on which it was played.

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Martin BCPA4 Acoustic Bass Guitar: $2000

Full-size single cutaway dreadnought-style acoustic bass guitar. Beautiful spruce top and sapele sides, with the top-notch quality construction and sound that Martin Guitars are known for. Excellent condition, aside from one minor crack in the back that was repaired buy a professional luthier, and a small scratch on the back from a belt buckle. Very transparent Fishman pickup and preamp, with a built-in tuner. Original hard case included.

 

Full specs here:

https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/discontinued/BCPA4.html

 

This bass was played during the acoustic segments of Shania’s 2015 “Rock This Country” tour, and on Shania Twain’s complete “Let’s Go” Las Vegas residency from 2019-2022, among other performances and recordings. On Shania’s tour and residency, it was played on: “Come On Over”, “No One Needs To Know”, “Today Is Your Day”, and “You’re Still the One”. Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Derek, along with documentation of the songs on which it was played.

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