Thread subject: For all things Status-Graphite :: STATUS GRAPHITE S2 Classic 5 Headed Through-neck, the very one tested by Gitarre&Bass 11/2000

Posted by Hellzero on 06-03-2020 16:42

STATUS GRAPHITE S2 Classic 5 Headed Through-neck, the very one tested by the German magazine Gitarre&Bass in November 2000.

For sale only as I'm thinning down the herd (again).

Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1750 GBP !!!


In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.


Here are the specifications :

Body : mahogany with black pin-stripe and book-matched burl maple facings

Neck : through-neck woven graphite with walnut center tone-block

Fingerboard : phenolic resin with side and front dots (no LED's)

Frets : 24 jumbo (very very little wear)

Headstock : 3 + 2 shape (angled)

Pickups : 2 Status Hyperactive High Resolution soapbars

Preamp : Status board-301 (18 Volts)

Controls : blend, master volume, treble cut/boost, midrange frequency, bass cut/boost, midrange boost/flat/cut switch (see pictures for full specifications)

Tuners : Gotoh GB-7

Bridges : separate ABM 3D locking

Strings spacing at bridge : 18 mm

Nut : phenolic resin

Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm

Knobs : original metal and plastic (see Gitarre&Bass test)

Scale : 34 3/4 inches or 880 mm as it's a headed Status

Hardware colour : gold (tarnished on the tuners and parts of the bridge)

Truss rod : 1 dual action (fully working)

Finish : amber burst, hand polish gloss polyester lacquer

Land of craftsmanship : England

Serial number : 02002542

Year : February 2000

Weight : 4.7 kilos

Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)


Will come with the original Status/Hiscox hard case.


Non-smoking environment as usual.


I'm only selling this bass because I'm thinning down the herd as I've just acquired an S2 headed fretless, which suits my taste better than the fretted.

This bass was bought new by a friend of mine by Music Store in Köln (paid by his wife : some guys are lucky) on the 2nd of December 2000 (original invoice will be delivered) ! He then asked Christophe LEDUC to put some front dots as there are only side dots.

Here is the link to the Status Graphite main specifications : http://www.status..._home.html

The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has two new batteries and is fitted with a (now) used set of Elixir nickel plated Nanoweb coating strings (45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130tw), which fit the bass to perfection.

What you see is what you get !


Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with the very few visible light dings photographed, the most important ones being on the headstock (bloody low ceilings). The lower milky line on the headstock photo is a reflection of the case lining.


Don't hesitate to ask for more.

Here is the link to all the photos and articles :

Edited by Hellzero on 01-01-1970 01:00

Posted by kurzwelt on 30-03-2020 23:40

Is the price negotiable? Such a Lovely bass btw.