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1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832

1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832

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Description (more pics below)

This is a vintage 1987 Gibson V Bass 5-string bass guitar. Only 500 made of both 4- and 5-string versions, very rare. Features:

— Mahogany body & neck, ebony board
— Pointed headstock, inlaid Gibson logo
— Hi-mass bridge, black hardware, off-center fret markers

The bass appears all original except for the Bartolini pickup upgrade. (No preamp onboard, they are running passive.) Frets are in excellent condition. Hardware good with some mild oxidation on tuners. Small finish marks (see pics). Excellently balanced bass. Neck is fairly thin, string spacing somewhat tighter than most 5-strings, so it’s easy to fly around on it because the neck is not huge and wide.

I have turned the truss rod and it works perfectly. That said, the truss nut has been rounded a bit over time, and a standard Gibson truss rod wrench wouldn't easily work for me. I used my StewMac wrench, and I was able to adjust it both ways (see pic). Weight is a mild 9 pounds, 2 ounces. No case. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom.) Thanks!


What You Get

-- Full setup, cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.


Guitar Setup
Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.

1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832
1987 Gibson V 5-String Bass Bartolini Pickups Rare Vintage 57832