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Sandberg Lionel VS Short Scale Bass, Soft Aged Lake Placid Blue


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to be an official Sandberg dealer and offer up this exquisite short-scale take on their VS passive bass. The Lionel bass is a new addition to their lineup but every one of them that we get in just flies off our shelves, so as usual, clearly, Sandberg are doing something right over there in Germany.

We absolutely adore Sandberg basses here at the store. Their basses play unbelievably well and the guys and gals over in Germany are a true joy to work with. So we've come to expect perfection out of every Sandberg that comes through our store. Heck, most of the guys that work here own at least one including one of our techs, one of our sales guys, our store manager, and the head of our bass department actually owns 2 (and no, it's not like they just give these to us... we just love them that much). They are a shop favorite and with good reason!

Short scale bass lovers rejoice! You can now get the immaculate build quality of a Sandberg and the short scale feel and tone that you've always craved! What's even better is the price point that these are coming in at. For a thoroughly pro-quality instrument that leaves nothing to be desired and hangs in there with anything else in the market, we feel this is a very reasonable ask.

We definitely think that this is going to be one of the best "bang for your buck" professional short scale basses on the market.

Note: This bass has Sandberg's lowest level of relic treatment and is designed to show some minor signs of life on the road. This Lionel has their "soft age" treatment. 



  • Model: Lionel
  • Color: Lake Placid Blue
  • Body: Alder
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Relic Level: Soft Age


  • Scale Length: 30"
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple
  • Profile: Thin D Shape - 1.53" nut width, 21mm thickness at 1st fret
  • Side Dots: White
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 14"
  • Nut Material: Graphite + Zero Fret


  • Pickup: Sandberg Alnico Split-Coil
  • Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone


  • Bridge: Sandberg Custom
  • Tuners: Sandberg Ultra Lightweight 


  • Made In Germany
  • Case: Sandberg Padded Gig Bag
  • Serial #: 36540
  • Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This Lionel short-scale bass is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Along with our amazing inventory, we can custom order any Sandberg bass or guitar you'd like and we can check their in-stock list if there's something you're after that we don't have. Drop us a message and let us know how we can help get you the Sandberg of your dreams.