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Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS Custom Shop Endangered Species 4-String Bass Black Satin Wenge Fretboard Pre-Order

Serial Number: J164019-23

Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS Custom Shop Endangered Species 4-String Bass Black Satin Wenge Fretboard Pre-Order

  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$6,940.00

We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

We have 3 ways to finance:

Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
  • Klarna "as-low-as" 0% financing

To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.


We put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices. After learning from shipping thousands of guitars, we have come up with a few shipping rules:

  1. We only ship instruments and amps with FedEx or UPS.
  2. All shipments (besides inexpensive accessories) are shipped with a signature required, no exceptions.  
  3. Instruments are packed so there is no movement in the outer box, and/or inside the case (this is the key!).
  4. Plenty of tape!
  5. Always have shipments on the truck the same (by 2pm ET) or next day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: Tracking numbers usually take 24 hours before they appear in FedEx/UPS/USPS systems.  All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your purchase leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.


Due to a change in refund policy by our payment processors and PayPal, we must update our return policy to include a 3-10% restocking fee in some cases (see item 4 and 8).

  1. We ALWAYS stand behind our products. Call us with ANY issues - we want to help you! If an item is damaged in shipping or the wrong item is shipped, we will always accept a return at $0 cost to you (we will cover return shipping, and charge no restocking fee no matter the payment method, etc) AND/OR offer a partial refund to fully cover the issue. We need to be notified of shipping damage or issues with the item within 48 hours of item receipt in order to process your request in a timely manner. 
  2. All new AND used items are fully inspected, setup, and maintained for full 100% playability and electronic functionality by our in-house tech when they ship. If your guitar starts buzzing after a couple weeks, CALL US, we can talk you through a quick adjustment of the truss rod due to a change in climate after it leaves our humidified facility. 
  3. All items are fully insured in shipping, worldwide*. Although issues do happen, we put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices to make sure your new instrument gets to you safe and sound anytime you order from Ish Guitars.  If your item is damaged in shipping, please contact us so we can assist.  If you choose an expedited shipping option and the item does not get to you in the designated timeframe, we will do our best to refund you the cost as long as the shipping provider allows for a refund - (they will deny a service refund for any items that have a large package surcharge - usually applies to most acoustic guitars and basses.) *Please note we do not ship certain new instruments internationally according to the brand's policies - PRS, Martin, Ernie Ball Music Man, etc.
  4. You can return an item for any reason (simply just don’t like it, etc) 5 days from receipt of the item. This does not apply to international orders nor to instruments with custom modifications completed by our tech team per the customer's request (pickup change, strap button install, etc.) You will need to pay the return shipping cost and actual outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered). A 3% restocking fee applies ONLY if paid by credit card in our showroom, over the phone, on IshGuitars.com, or with PayPal on any platform. A 5% restocking fee applies with Klarna orders and a 10% restocking fee applies with Affirm orders.  You will NOT be charged a restocking fee if paid with cash, check, or bank wire. The restocking fee is only to cover our credit card processing fees which our processor does not refund to us in the case of a return, even if the order is canceled the same day. If an item is not returned in the condition which it was sent due to personal use, we will charge a restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes, as determined by Ish Guitars staff.
  5. Please use all original packaging materials to return an item. Before shipping your return, please conduct a 'shake test' to make sure there is no movement of the instrument or case inside the box. If an item is not returned in the condition in which it was originally sent due to shipping damage from inadequate packaging, we will charge an additional restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes as determined by Ish Guitars staff. 
  6. Store credit or exchange credit can be redeemed 1 time towards a new item purchase, making that item a final sale.
  7. All returns MUST receive an RMA number (contact us at team@ish.guitars or 315-447-3243) to be returned. If you ship an item back to us and do not get an RMA number prior, we will charge an additional 10% restocking fee for any return. Returns will be processed and a refund issued within 3 business days of us receiving the instrument at our warehouse. This is to allow time for the guitar to acclimate to room temperature as well as to be re-inspected by our tech team. 
  8. Order cancellations which have not yet shipped are still subject to all of the same restocking fees as outlined in line item 4.  Again, this is only to cover processing fees that do not get refunded to us by our payment processors.
  9. We do not offer an additional warranty outside of the 5 day return period, but we are happy to help you work with the manufacturer or your local tech to solve any issues. Call us! Used items do not carry a warranty of materials or workmanship since they are second hand.
  10. All trades are final, we cannot reverse a trade.

    Last revision Nov 12th, 2023

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        Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS Custom Shop Endangered Species 4-String Bass Black Satin Wenge Fretboard Pre-Order

        After 20 years, these Dolphins have been freed from captivity! Ish and Warwick have collaborated to bring you a run of 17 Warwick Dolphin SN's that were built 20 years ago but discontinued shortly after. Ish's Founder discovered that the bodies were being stowed away at Warwick's German factory for two decades, waiting to see player's hands - and we decided we had to take action. We are calling this once-in-a-lifetime run the "Endangered Species" since it will never happen again!

        Included in the 17 piece limited run are basses in various configurations including:

        • (10) 4 string, natural oil finish with wenge board   $6605
        • (4) 4 string, satin black finish with wenge board   $6940
        • (1) 4 string, satin black finish with ebony board   $6940
        • (1) 5 string, natural oil finish with wenge board   $7035
        • (1) 5 string, satin black finish with ebony board   $7585 (SOLD)

        Don't forget, Dolphins are discontinued from the Warwick German-made lineup everywhere besides Masterbuilt. If these basses were spec'd in Masterbuilt they would be approximately $12-14,000 along with a 2 year build time. This is your only opportunity to own a new Dolphin for less than Masterbuilt prices, and available now!

        The overall spec of these basses is slightly different than their current Masterbuilt counterparts. The full specs of our Ish x Warwick run are listed at the bottom, but the main differences are:

        Ish x Warwick Run

        Nut Width 1.5" (4 string), 1.8" (5 string)

        Width 12 fret: 2.1" (4 string), 2.4" (5 string)

        Width 24th fret: 2.4" (4 string), 2.7" (5 string)

        Traditional Fretwork

        Body wood: Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Ton Chamber System (TCS)

        Electronics cover: easy access

        Current Masterbuilt Dolphin

        Nut width: 1.7" (4 string)

        Width 12 fret: 2.2" (4 string)

        Width 24th fret: 2.5" (4 string)

        Invisible Fretwork Technology

        Body wood: Ovankol

        Electronics cover: matched wooden

        Each bass is laser etched on the back of the headstock showing the Ish collaboration and the Special Edition build number: "1/17", "2/17", etc. ensuring collectability of this very special Ish x Warwick release.

        While we poke fun at using dolphin puns, we are serious about the environment and the protection of the valuable plants and animals the Earth offers us. As part of our Ish Gives program, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to The Ocean Cleanup, who is using cutting edge technology to clean millions of tons of trash from the Earth's oceans, making a safer place for our porpoise friends. Please consider joining us in the support of this great cause!

        *This is a pre-order listing for the exact instrument in the photos. Basses will be arriving to Ish in 2 batches, the bulk of them in mid-November 2023 and the rest in mid-December 2023. If purchased now, your bass will ship as soon as we receive it. Otherwise, each listing will be updated with more photos once we receive that specific bass. Shipping dates are approximate and not guaranteed. Our standard return policy applies to pre-ordered Dolphins.*


        Specs for this specific serial number:

         Dolphin SN TCS

        Number of Strings: 4-string

        Fingerboard: Fretted Wenge

        Finish: Solid Black Satin

        Weight:  9.3 lb


        Overall Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS run specs:

        Machineheads: Graph Tech Ratio Machine Heads with wooden pegs

        Nut: Just-A-Nut III Brass

        Neck Wood: Ovangkol

        Fretboard: Wenge or Ebony depending on the specific serial

        Inlay: Dolphin Inlays

        Fluorescent Side Dot: Fluorescent Side Dots

        Fingerboard Radius: 4-String: 20" / 5-String: 26"

        Scale length: 34"

        Width Nut: 4- String: 1.5" / 5 String: 1.8"

        Width 12th fret: 4- String: 2.1" / 5 String: 2.4"

        Width 24th fret: 4- String: 2.4" / 5 String: 2.7"

        Fret quantity material and size: 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)

        Frets: Non-IFT Traditional Fretwork

        Body Shape: Curved Bodyshape

        Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Tone-Chamber-System (TCS)

        Pickups: Active MEC J/TJ pickups

        Electronics: Active MEC 2-way electronics

        Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge

        Strap system: Warwick security locks

        Construction: Set neck, Available as 4- or 5-string

        Hardware color: Black hardware

        String label / gauges: Warwick Black Label: 4-string: 045" - 105" (40200M), 5-string: 045" - 135" (40301M) 

        Included accessories: Warwick User Kit

        Packing: Handmade Genuine Leather Bag by RockBag (RB 20205 B W)

        Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity

        E-Compartment Cover: Easy Access


        Call us at 315-447-3243.

        Text us at 315-907-4259 (photos NOT accepted at this number).

        Or email

        Ish loves Warwick

        We go beyond your typical guitar store. Each instrument is inspected at our in-house luthier shop before, during, and after its stay with us.


        Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

        Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

        Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

        Devin, L'arrivee D-60

        Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

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