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Sadowsky MetroLine Modern 24-Fret 5-String Bass - Burgundy Burst 7.92lbs 2940-23 OPEN BOX

Sadowsky MetroLine Modern 24-Fret 5-String Bass - Burgundy Burst 7.92lbs 2940-23 OPEN BOX

Regular price $3,490.00 USD
Regular price $3,910.00 USD Sale price $3,490.00 USD
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Sadowsky MetroLine SML24MS5 5-String Modern 24-Fret Bass - Burgundy Burst Transparent Satin - OPEN BOX

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We are selling this bass as an "Open Box" as it has been played a bit.  You can see above the neck pickup there is some glossing on the finish and within the grain of the ash, some finish has worn away from a fingernail.  This is all consistent natural wear from being played and do not effect the playability of the instrument!  Someone just broke it in a little bit for you!  The frets show very little signs of being played and there is one very small dimple on the back of the body by the neck bolts.  Besides the play wear marks, the little fret wear, and the dimple on the back, there is no damage or blemishes to the bass!  (see last 5 photos). 

The bass ships in one of the newer upgraded Sadowsky PortaBag Express which have the velvety interior.  Since this bass is sold as an "Open Box" it retains the full factory warranty.   

  • Model Number: SML24MS5 41 ASH FR
  • Serial Number: SML E 002940-23
  • Weight: 7.92 Pounds

Roger Sadowsky's goal was always to further improve an already very successful bass design by making a number of detailed improvements. Along with the electronics, which he developed by himself, he succeeded to raise the well-known J/J bass sound to a new level, so today you can speak of a typical Sadowsky tone: Never harsh or shrill sounding, with strong, powerful but never muddy bass, with present, but not too aggressive mids, and a sweet and airy treble range. All features of this modern bass sound can also be found in the 24-Fret Modern basses of the MetroLine series made exclusively in Germany. A good choice for bass players who are looking for a lightweight solution for the stage in addition to a modern bass sound. Deep cut cutaways for better playability, 24 frets, soapbar pickups in modern position near bridge, active electronics with true bypass, Vintage Tone Control, treble and bass boost, ultralight Sadowsky tuners and the special Sadowsky bridge for quick string release meet all requirements of modern bass playing. The 5-string bass in sleek undersized J-Style shaped swamp ash body and modern appearance without a pickguard comes in Burgundy Burst Transparent Satin finish.


  • Sadowsky MetroLine 24-Fret Modern Bass
  • right hand version
  • 5-string electric bass
  • 34" (864 mm) long scale
  • bolt-on construction
  • American Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • Sadowsky Just-A-Nut III nut
  • 1 7/8" (47.5 mm) nut width
  • 24 nickel silver frets (width: 0.094" (2.4 mm) / height: 0.051" (1.3 mm))
  • passive Sadowsky Soapbar pickup in modern position (neck)
  • passive Sadowsky Soapbar pickup in modern position (bridge)
  • active Sadowsky 2-way electronics (bass and treble boost) with Vintage Tone Control (VTC)
  • controls for Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (P/P) / Treble and Bass (stacked)
  • push/pull function at VTC knob for preamp bypass
  • Sadowsky Light machine heads with open gear
  • Sadowsky S-security locks
  • Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
  • chrome hardware
  • Sadowsky Blue Label 045 - 130 strings
  • Burgundy Burst Transparent Satin finish
  • no pickguard
  • incl. hex key tools and individual Certificate of Authenticity
  • incl. Upgraded Sadowsky Portabag (SAC BAG BASS PORTA)
  • made in Germany
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