(SOLD) History SZ-P2M Candy Apple Red 2003
History SZ-P2M, candy apple red, made in Japan 2003. History is a house brand for major Japanese music retailers Shimamura. They're made at the famous Fujigen Gakki factory, the folks behind Ibanez Prestige these days as well as Fender Japan from 1982-97. This is a great little medium scale P bass: it's got a slim comfy neck with a 32" scale and a slightly undersized body, and it weighs in at an incredulous 3.3kg. It might be a little small, but it packs heaps of tonal punch: fast and full attack with a lovely rounded low end and a snappy treble. The finish has a cool shimmer, and the matching headstock really makes it pop. If you're coming over to bass from guitar, this will feel super comfy and familiar, or if you're after a bass that's lightweight and super playable but still delivers the goods this will surely hit the spot.
Model: History SZ-P2M
Made: Japan, 2003, Fujigen Gakki plant
Finish: candy apple red, gloss poly
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 10" radius, 32" scale, 38mm nut, slim C shape
Pickups: History VPA-1 split single-coil
Accessories: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a small chip on the front on the top edge, dents and scuffs on the end and bottom edge and some scuffs around the posts on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, glossing from play and minor dimples on the back only. The back has scuffs on the top horn and along the belly carve and in the bottom corner, as well as some dimples in the elbow area and near the rear strap pin. The sides have dimples on the top horn, dimples, scuffs and some decent dents in the elbow area, dimples near the strap pin and near the jack and some minor marks on the bottom horn. The front has dimples around the bridge and elbow area and some play wear on the guard and horn.
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