Roscoe Century 5 STD Metallic Seafoam Green, five string Aguilar P/J pickups :: For sale, UK, Custom hand made basses, at Bassdirect, UK, EU, Warwick, London, Manchester, USA



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Roscoe Century 5 custom Metallic Seafoam Green  (list £3499)


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Roscoe have built a reputation over 30 years of making some of the finest custom basses in the USA. Here is a Century shape bass with a custom Metal flake surf green finish and matching headstock with Aguilar PJ pickups with volume/pan/tone passive control. This lightweight (8lb/3.5kg) bass sounds huge yet is very versatile and has that killer B string that is playable in all positions without the dreaded mush!

Actual instrument shown, click on images to enlarge;

  1. Century STD 5 custom

  2. Swamp ash Body,

  3. Finish - Gloss Metallic Surf Green - option

  4. Three piece Maple neck with contrasting stringers

  5. Fingerboard - Bird’s eye maple, black side markers

  6. Graphtech nut

  7. 35" Scale - 2 octave

  8. Volume, Pan, Tone

  9. Aguilar 60s P and 5J HC pickups in the classic position

  10. Black ultralight Gotoh tuners

  11. Black Hipshot B style bridge in Aluminium

  12. Strings: D'Addario EXL Nickel 45 - 125

  13. Roscoe deluxe gig bag

  14. Weight:8lb /3.5kg

Keith Roscoe receiving "Best bass at show" at Summer NAMM 2013 for the Century Standard + 5 PJ


As a bass with a purpose in terms of its pricing versus its features, the Century Standard has well and truly hit the bullseye. It may not have quite the same boutique appeal as the more upmarket models from

the Roscoe stable, but in sharing similar hardware and electronics packages, along with the same high quality craftsmanship, the sum of its parts result in a superb instrument. Some basses make your playing sound good whereas others make you want to play them more due to their playability, comfort and breadth of tone. The Roscoe Century Standard borrows from both camps in offering high quality design and build along with a flexible tonal palette. The four figure price tag may keep it out of reach for those on a budget, but this reviewer has already added it to my ‘Basses To Buy’ list!

Submitted on the 20th March 2010 by Marc who purchased a Roscoe CS5+ fretless bass.

Hi Mark - well, I've had the fretless for 2 weeks now, and it really is the best bass I've ever played. The neck is perfect, and the sound from the bridge p/up is amazing. I haven't gigged it yet, but when i do i'll probably end up playing 90% of the set with it, as it's that good.

Thanks for all of your help in selling my basses ,and I'm sure i'll be back sometime soon. I wish you continued success with the business.

Kind Regards, Marc Reynolds.

Submitted in September 2010 by Ian who purchased a Roscoe SKB3005 bass

Hi Mark


Just a little note to say how much I'm enjoying the Roscoe SKB3005 I bought from you about 3 weeks ago.  A tremendous bass - feels wonderful, looks wonderful and sounds absolutely fantastic.  So versatile as well.  Since buying it I've played gigs with my regular indie-rock covers band, a couple of jazz sets and a show with a folky singer-songwriter and in all contexts the bass has come up trumps with only the tiniest tweak of the onboard EQ and judicious use of the pick pan.  I feel a bit sorry for my old bass - can't see me picking it up again in the near future!  The best praise I can give is that even our guitar player, who being a guitarist, needless to say usually listens to his guitar and closes his ears to pretty much everything else, came up after our first set playing the Roscoe and was full of the highest praise for the sound.


Many thanks for your patience when I was trying the basses out, and for holding on to it whilst I ummed and ahhed about buying it!


See you soon


Ian Tipping

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