(SOLD) Cool Z ZPB-M1R Medium Scale Blonde 2009
Cool Z ZPB-M1R, blonde finish, made in Japan 2009. This is awesome, I really enjoy it. Cool Z is a house brand for major Japanese instrument chain Shimamura Gakki, who have several stores around 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. Needless to say the creamy blonde finish looks a treat too, it's a little lemon cheesecake for your eyes and ears. I'll wager this much: you'll have playing this one.
Model: Cool Z ZPB-M1R
Made: Japan, Fujigen Gakki factory, 2009
Finish: blonde, gloss poly, satin finish neck
Body: alder, 7/8th size
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, 10" radius, 32" scale, modern shape
Pickups: Cool Z PBD split single coil
Accessories: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has minor scuffs in the belly carve, bottom edge and bottom corner area, plus some dimples in the elbow area. The sides have scuffs on the top horn, elbow area and near the jack, as well as some dimples and a pair of decent chips on the bottom horn. The front has minor dimples around the bridge and near the jack, as well as some scuffs in the elbow area and 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 45/105 Moonshiners strings.
Fret life: 8/10, minor wear only