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ACG Finn 5

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Merton
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Post by Merton »

For sale: ACG Finn 5 Custom
£1100
No trades please, need the money

http://archive.acguitars.co.uk/portfolio/0193-finn-5/

This is a very special bass for me and it's with a heavy heart that I have to put her up for sale. My first ACG custom, everything about the spec was carefully planned for months before pulling the trigger with Alan, who was incredibly patient and helpful throughout the build.

First off, the reason for the sale is that I am a greedy pig and have a new Skelf SS 5 string on the way and needed to keep the wife happy with a one in one out rule. Additionally my car has just been booked in for quite possibly the most expensive service I'll ever have to face, everything seems to have come at once for it.

I spent weeks pondering which bass should go, given that my stable is currently this, an ACG Finn 4 and a Status Retroactive J. This lost because I can get a little more money for it, which is very much needed, but also because the Status has been in my collection for so long now it has built up more sentimentality within me!

So, with all that waffle out of the way, the spec:

Finn 5 Custom
4 string body size (previously all 5/6 string Finns had a larger body though I believe Alan has now ditched that as this worked so well)
33" scale
Swamp ash body, 2mm Wenge accent, Myrtle top
2x SB (single coil) pickups
Volume, active pickup pan, passive tone with an active/passive push/pull - I wanted a pickup blend but a passive bass so this was the best way to go to avoid the phase issues you'd get without an active preamp helping out. This could of course be upgraded should anyone wish.
Maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple neck with wenge fingerboard. The neck profile is the usual asymmetrical neck but shallower than Alan's usual carve. If you have played any of Eude's ACG basses you know what sort of thing I mean.
The headstock has a myrtle front cap and ash rear cap
Hipshot hardware, 17mm string spacing at the bridge and a 45mm nut
Schaller straplocks
Neutrik locking jack socket
Currently strung with Newtone Diamond Nickels 45-130
Very lightweight 8lb 7oz

Tonewise think jazz, that's what I was after with this bass. She can do polite and sweet or rude and burpy. If I could slap she would be a brilliant slap machine too. The bottom B is brilliant, I really don't think it suffers at all from the lack of an inch or two on the scale (depending on your preferences!)

Condition is almost perfect, there's a tiny mark on the tip of the headstock which I'll photograph ASAP along with some other photos which won't do it the justice Alan's website does.

Will be sold with a gig bag.

UK mainland insured shipping is £30 and if you're further afield please let me know and we can work out a price.

Grab a bloody brilliant ACG custom at a significant saving on a new one :)
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Post by Sanemancured »

Lovely indeed. A great spec, 33", light and passive with SC pickups and an active bend. How clever is that :)

GLWTS

Peter
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Post by redroque »

Well that's bloody nice. Some ones up for a treat - unfortunately not me as buying another may probably cause me trouble!

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Post by Antonius »

Lovely bass, someone is up for a treat indeed. I can tell from personal experience that Martin knows how to ship a bass properly as he helped Eude getting the Finn 5 SC fretless my way. If ever one bass got packed and shipped properly it was this one.
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Post by Stan_da_man »

Don't do it!!

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Post by Merton »

Antonius wrote:Lovely bass, someone is up for a treat indeed. I can tell from personal experience that Martin knows how to ship a bass properly as he helped Eude getting the Finn 5 SC fretless my way. If ever one bass got packed and shipped properly it was this one.
Haha cheers - I can't take any of the credit for that though. The packing was entirely Mr Beck's handiwork.





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Post by Antonius »

Merton wrote:Haha cheers - I can't take any of the credit for that though. The packing was entirely Mr Beck's handiwork.
Ooops, don't get it for the packing only :cool:

Mine is better, naturally :p
Oh well, in that case just get it anyhow, it is a lovely instrument all the same :D
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Post by Merton »

More photos
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Post by Merton »

Will do £1250 shipped in the UK for Finnbassers :)
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Post by redroque »

proper nice!

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