(SOLD) Bacchus BJB-64V Bass Copper Metallic 1998
Bacchus Craft Series BJB-64V, vintage white, made in Nagano, Japan around 1998. Bacchus guitars enjoy a stellar reputation for exceptional craftsmanship, excellent materials and amazing feel, and this one is no different. It's an earlier example dating to the late 90s and these more 'vintage correct' style basses are discontinued these days. The style borrows from the 1964 Fender Jazz, so you get the classic curves on a two piece alder, an elegant rosewood slab board, vintage style reverse cloud tuners and a spiral saddle bridge. Bacchus are known for making their own pickups so this has a pair of their own J-Special single coils, spaced pretty close to 70s style for a bit of extra grunt and honk. The tone is great: thick and creamy mids with heaps of attack and presence and a plonky, defined low end. The neck pickup gets pretty close to a juicy fat P tone, while the bridge pickup loves a dash of overdrive and has plenty of definition and snap. The neck is a highlight: these early Bacchus basses are well known for picky wood selection, so the piece of maple is an absolute stunner, and it's carved to a perfect vintage C that feels 'just right'. The copper finish is topped with nitro clear coat, hence some checking lines here and there and the plentiful minor marks and yellowing. It's a non-catalog colour and definitely has an understated glamour it.... so cool. We love these BJB models, and you will too!
Model: Bacchus BJB-64V
Made: Japan, 1997 approx (serial 003612)
Finish: copper metallic, nitro topcoat, 3-ply white pearl guard
Body: alder, 2 piece
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Mods: wiring harness replaced, bridge cover removed, knobs replaced
Pickups: Bacchus J-Special single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock .has some minor marks on the end and edges and some scuffs on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs and dimples around the body, especially in the elbow area and bottom corner, but no major marks. The sides have minor dimples around the whole body, as well as some scuffs and dents on the back edge around past thbe jack and controls and some checking lines along the bottom edge too. The front has some extra screws from a since-removed cover, widespread dimples around the body, some scuffs and dents on the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear but are looking pretty healthy, 7/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.