Sandberg California TM4 Gold flake over Red with original gig bag
This is one of the earlier California models before they changed to the smaller body design, so if you prefer a Sandberg to be more like an actual Fender Jazz this could be the right bass for you.
It’s the TM4 model, and to my mind one of the best sounding Sandberg models available. This example has been lightly used and could easily pass for new. The body and back of the neck are perfect, the only signs of use are at the end of the headstock where there are a few dings (Not on the face of the headstock, but on the back edge)
The finish is amazing – gold plated over red, including a matching headstock. It also has the extra cost options of ebony fretboard and abalone front facing dots. I’ve struggled to capture just how “gold” coloured the bass really is – picture 7 is probably the nearest but still doesn’t quite do the bass justice – it really looks fantastic.