(SOLD) Matsumoku EB-style Bass Walnut c1975
Unbranded EB-style bass, cherry red, made in Japan around the mid 70s. This one is a bit of a mystery, but hey, we all need a bit of mystery in our lives, right? It seems to be a mid-seventies example from the famed Matsumoku plant, who made guitars for Yamaha and Ibanez in days gone by. It's a cute little short scale number, so it's lightweight and easy to play and doesn't make you work too hard. The tone is dark and woofy with heaps of attack and punch, it's a lot of fun and perfect for grunge or doomy stuff. If you're after a fun little shortscale from an era when basses like these were handmade with love, this little number will make you smile.
Model: unbranded EB-style bass, exact model number unknown
Made: Japan, Matsumoku plant, 1975 approx
Finish: cherry red gloss, 2-ply black guard
Body: luan, ply
Neck: luan, 30.5" scale, 12" radius
Mods: cavity cover replaced, knobs replaced, guard cut down
Pickup: mudbucker style
Case: basic vintage hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has some chips in the top corners and widespread scuffs. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread dimples, light scuffs and checking lines, no major marks. The sides have widespread scuffs and dimples around the whole body, as well as chips on both horns, near the jack and in the elbow area. The front has a chip on the top horn, a couple of dents between the bridge and pickup and widespread light scuffs and surface scratches, nothing too nasty. Overall: good condition (6.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have minor wear, 7/10 fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with 45/105 Moonshiners strings.