Sandberg California II VM5 SOLD

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Sandberg California II VM5 SOLD

Post by Juan Lauda » 14 Aug 2019, 13:47

Just over 12 months old, never gigged. As new condition: suit new buyer.

34" scale, 22 frets. Beautiful tobacco sunburst matt finish. Black hardware. Ash body, Canadian hard rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard and abalone dots.

1 Sandberg splitcoil, 1 Sandberg power humbucker. 2-band Sandberg preamp. Active/passive with passive tone rolloff. Capable of a huge range of tones.

This is a beautiful beast. Smooth low action with no dead spots, an absolute pleasure to play. Records beautifully. It has only left my studio twice since I bought it.

RRP on this one is $2800. I've been struggling to take a picture of one tiny mark on the headstock, but it's barely noticeable. Comes with Sandberg gig bag.

Gone to a good home.








Slight crease on the end of the headstock











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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by jamiesdad » 14 Aug 2019, 14:11

Hi Tim - what is the weight like on this?
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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by Juan Lauda » 14 Aug 2019, 14:12

It's 4.4kg on my luggage scales. Perfectly balanced... no neck dive.
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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by Imaidan » 14 Aug 2019, 18:24

Any Sandberg experts know if it's easy to add a coil switch to these?
I know some come with a single/hubucker switch - it it's the same pickup in basses without the switch? 4 wires so I could isolate the coils?
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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by Juan Lauda » 14 Aug 2019, 18:35

Imaidan wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 18:24
Any Sandberg experts know if it's easy to add a coil switch to these?
I know some come with a single/hubucker switch - it it's the same pickup in basses without the switch? 4 wires so I could isolate the coils?
It's the same pickup, so I'm pretty sure you could do it if you knew what you were doing.

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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by Juan Lauda » 15 Aug 2019, 08:57

Imaidan wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 18:24
Any Sandberg experts know if it's easy to add a coil switch to these?
I know some come with a single/hubucker switch - it it's the same pickup in basses without the switch? 4 wires so I could isolate the coils?
This from a 2015 VM4 review in guitar.com magazine:
The standard active electronics with Sandberg preamp are hooked up to the Splitcoil pickup in neck position and Powerhumbucker at the bridge, although sans the coil-tap switch of the TM for obvious reasons.
https://guitar.com/review/sandberg-cali ... m5-review/

I’m not sure what the obvious reasons are, but I’ve never felt the lack of it compared to the TM5.
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Re: FS: Sandberg California II VM5

Post by Juan Lauda » 19 Aug 2019, 16:53

Bump. Sorry, no trades.

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