Barclay 5004 Lucite Jag-Style 1995
Barclay 5004 Jag style with Lucite body, made in Japan mid 1990s, clear as day. Here's one that's sure to turn a few heads! These popped up in the mids 90s, it's likely they were made under the same roof as Aria Pro II at the time as the Aria branded JG-2H is a very similar beast. It's a Lucite body, also called plexiglass or acrylic, styled after a Jag or Jazzmaster. Some of these had the clear headstock, some have the standard maple head like this example. It weighs in at 5.2kg, similar to a proper hefty Les Paul or ash body bass, so it's manageable but certainly hefty. The neck is a full 25.5" scale with the shreddable combo of tall frets and a 12" radius on a comfy, slim round profile. The tone is great for punk and aggressive rock stuff: huge natural bass and plenty of sparkle through the treble, scooped but clear mids and heaps of attack. There's no denying it: this looks seriously cool! These really don't come around often so nab yourself a weird piece of 90s nasty and smash out some rowdy tunes.
Model: Barclay 5004
Made: Japan, 1995 approx, (best estimate; no serial)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 12" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickups: original humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is pretty clean. Back has no major marks, just a few light scuffs. The sides are also pretty clean, just minor dimples on the bottom horn. The front is also pretty clear, just some minor play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly, truss rod also works. Frets have normal wear but heaps of height left and no major buss issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners Strings.