(SOLD) Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998

Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998
Brian by Bacchus BLS-480 Vintage White 1998

Brian BLS-480, creamy white, made in Korea circa 1998. It's been too long between Brians, so we're pleased to offer this excellent and perfectly branded LP for your Brian-ing pleasure. The MIJ enthusiasts among us will be familiar with Bacchus, they're one of Japan's great success stories and enjoy a reputation for picky wood selection and excellent workmanship. Brian was one of Bacchus' first experiments with replicating their famed meticulosity offshore; they were made in Korea in the late 1990s. They were midrange instruments in their day, fetching similar cash to a reissue model Fender Japan or a basic Japanese made Ibanez RG. It feels great in the hands: it's moderate in weight with a comfy rounded slim neck, and all the fret and finish work is really tidy. It's got a certain integrity in the hands you don't often get on a guitar for this dime. The tone on offer is dark and warm, with a rounded but prominent midrange and a weighty low end. I'm moderately confident this was white at birth, but it's a glorious shade of buttery swiss cheese yellow now. It's a terrific hue, summery and cheeky while maintaining a decent dash of dignity. Use you brain and Brian up your life. 

Model: Brian by Bacchus BLS-480
Made: Korea, 1998 approx (no serial)
Finish: vintage white, gloss poly
Neck: mahogany, 1-piece with heel cap, rosewood board, 12" radius, 24.75" scale, slim 60s profile
Body: mahogany, two piece centre join, maple cap
Weight: 4.010kg
Mods: bridge and tailpiece replaced with Gotoh parts
Pickups: Brian Original Humbucker x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples on the back only. The back has some dimples near the neck joint and some scuffs near the electronics cavity. The sides have some light scuffs on both horns and some dimples on the elbow area and near the jack. The front has some scuffs near the switch, dimples in the elbow area and near the knobs and some normal play wear on the horns. Note this appears to never have had a pickguard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.


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