Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sadowsky NYC PJ Bass

Hi there!

Today we are looking at maybe the best quality bass I have ever owned, a Sadowsky NYC Vintage P J bass guitar. For the gigging man (or woman) Sadowskys are some of the most desired basses ever made.

Obviously it is a Fender clone, but the Fender Custom Shop has never cranked out anything as good as this bass. Really.

The full-size alder body has a P-bass profile and shape, and it is finished in Olympic White. Is it chambered? I have no idea. Probably. And, you have to dig that parchment pickguard with the Olympic White.

It has a P-Bass width neck which is 1.75-inches wide at the nut, and a 9-inch radius on the fretboard. This has the optional vintage tint on the neck and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, which is a $300 up charge. The neck is a dream. The neck pocket fit is the tightest I have ever seen. It is true, and the truss rod wheel is a very handy feature for quick adjustments.

It has the original Sadowsky pickups and pre-amp with VTC. It has no unusual noises, and sounds flawless.

The high-quality Sadowsky hardware is all present and in great condition. The bridge and tuners are full of chrome goodness.

It has all of these great features, and It weighs in at 8 pounds 5 ounces, according to my scale. Amazing!

This one was made in 2009, and I got it from the original owner, who had hit on hard times. I really liked it, but this bass is just too nice to be sitting in its case all of the time, so I moved it along.

Maybe you need to get one. These basses sell for over $3700 new, and you will have to wait at least 6 months to get one, so you had better order yours today!


  1. Looks great, Rex. It must sound terrific.

  2. I traded my Sadowsky for a Fender Custom Shop and I have never been happier! Roy.