#3455 Bob Cranshaw Natural 5-21 Pre-Owned


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This bass belonged to the late, great Bob Cranshaw, an amazing musician who had a storied, 5-decade career supporting some of the brightest stars of the jazz and pop world and performed for shows like Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street. This bass was made in October 2000 and has the usual dings and scratches of a nearly 20 year-old instrument but is in overall excellent shape with little fret wear. Read more about his career here and here.

From Roger: “This is one of two basses I had the privilege of making for the Great Bob Cranshaw. It was always an honor and a pleasure to have this wonderful man come to my shop, frequently wearing his official Sesame Street jacket! Proceeds from this bass will go to his widow, Bobbi.”

MODEL 5-21 Standard
SERIAL #3455
FINISH Natural
BODY Swamp Ash with a Quilted Maple Top
WEIGHT 9.01 lbs
NECK Maple with thin matte nitro finish 
FINGERBOARD Maple. 12’ radius, 1 3/4” nut width
PICKUPS Sadowsky Humcancelling J in 60’s location
 PREAMP Sadowsky preamp with vintage tone control
PRICE $5,500.00

All instruments go to Roger Sadowsky for a final inspection and set-up prior to shipping. Please allow of a minimum of 5 business days — we appreciate your patience. All instruments will ship to the verified, seller-protected address on the completed Paypal transaction. If you would like to ship to a different address, please contact our sales manager, Carl, for relevant bank wire transfer information. Please feel free to call the shop at (718) 433-1990 or email carl@sadowsky.com with any questions.

Additional information

Weight 31 lbs
Dimensions 52 × 17 × 7 in