Warwick Fortress Flashback BO4 (1996) w/ Original Faux Snake Skin Case

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About This Listing

One of only 50-60 ever made, this is the original West German Fortress Flashback. Ash body in a cherry red, trans satin finish and a faux MOP scratch plate and is in near mint condition save a few very minor blemishes.

The bridge is the sought after and very solid 2tek unit, that passes right through the body to give an amazing bell like sustain and a real punch. This is not to be confused with the later reissue models which only had the standard Warwick bridge. The bolt-on neck is amongst the best Warwick ever made; a slick and thin, Jazz style Wenge on Wenge construction. Neck holds 24 bronze frets which have seen minimal use and display minimal wear. All brushed metal hardware is original including the Brass Just-A-Nut 1. The machine heads are all original (Warwick branded) open backed Hipshot tuners, also in a brushed silver and are in fully working order. The pups are passive MEC Lipstick style units. These have been covered in a thick, protective transparent plastic and have minimal wear to the chromed finish. Electrics are good with no problems. Bass features the flush strap locking system and the strap locks are included.

There are very few signs of wear (all pictured) but there is a small knock on the top of headstock, a few very fine scratches and the scratch plate shows sign of slight shrinkage on one screw. The case is included and it's the original faux snake skin model with plush interior. The case has some knocks, lumps and scrapes, but its otherwise in good condition considering age. There is also some pen on the side that has smudged out and may be removable with product (I never wanted to try - incase it started to remove the pattern).

Please note that sales outside the UK will be subject to import and custom duties, and these are the customers responsability - I have no control over them. Don't get caught out and please do your research. Expedited shipping will mean that this bass will reach you quickly.


Here is the spec, direct from the Warwick webpage:

Machineheads:  Warwick Hipshot Tuner
Neck Wood: 3-piece Wenge
Fretboard: Wenge
Color: Natural Red Finish
Fingerboard Radius: 20"(508mm)
Scale length: 34" long scale
Width at Nut: 38.5 mm / 1.5"
Width at 12th fret: 54.0 mm / 2.1"
Width at 24th fret: 62.1 mm / 2.4"
Fret material: patented bell bronze / silver alloy
Frets: 24
Body Material: Ash
Pickups: passive MEC 1 single lipstick, 1 T/J lipstick      

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • Germany

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