(SOLD) Cool Z ZPB-M1R Sonic Blue 2012
Cool Z ZPB-M1R, sonic blue, made in Japan 2012. Cute as heck. Cool Z is a house brand for major Japanese instrument chain Shimamura, who have stores all over Japan. They're made at the famed Fujigen Gakki plant, the very same factory that made all those famous Fender Japan guitars from 1982-96 as well as producing Ibanez Prestige and other high end instruments to this day. This guy is P-flavoured, but with a 7/8ths body and a medium 32" scale neck. They're small changes, but heck, it translates to an effortless feel, with easy movement around the neck and a lightweight gig-friendly body. The tone is very convincing too: fat and round with heaps of juicy lows, punctuated by an immediate tuneful midrange. The sonic blue finish is summery as homemade lemonade too, it's supremely chill. Coolzies.
Model: Cool Z ZPB-1M1
Made: Japan, 2012, Fujigen plant (serial K120121)
Finish: sonic blue, thin gloss urethane, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 10" radius, 34" scale, 40mm nut, slim C shape
Pickup: Cool Z PBD split single-coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear on the back only. The back has some minor scuffs on the horns and in the middle and some dimples on the bottom corner and back edge. The sides have some scuffs on the top horn and near the jack as well as some dimples in the elbow area. The front has some dimples on the top horn and above the knobs and some standard 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 electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.