(SOLD) Barclay 5004 Lucite Jag-Style Blue 1995
Barclay 5004 offset, made in Japan around 1995, clear blue. What a time to be alive. These popped up with a couple of different brand names, including Fernandes and Aria Pro II, and were made briefly in the mid 1990s. You might've guessed: it's heavy, at a whisker under 5kg. But you get some tone for your trouble: big thick lows, punchy immediate mids with a nice strength and balance, snappy highs... it sounds massive. The neck is comfy and quick and the hardware is all very sensible and sturdy, so this holds tune nicely and feels great to play. The clear blue with all the guts on show and the wild matching headstock is surely a compelling look: it's a 90s pool party in a guitar. Someone get me a West Coast Cooler or a Passion Pop pronto, all these Matchbox 20 songs aren't gonna play themselves!
Model: Barclay 5004
Made: Japan, 1995 approx
Finish: clear blue
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, 25.5" scale, 12" radius, slim C shape
Pickups: passive humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back of the neck has a small hairline crack near the headstock join running parallel to the neck, which has been stabilised with injected superglue and smoothed over so you can't feel it. The back has minor scuffs around the trem cavity and elbow area, no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs around the whole body, no major marks. The front has minor scuffs near the knobs and in the elbow area, as well as some play wear on the guard and horns.
Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.
Fret life: 8/10, minor wear only