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Now this could be tricky. Undeniably beautiful craftmanship doesn't always produce a thing of beauty.

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I’m fairly sure me posting a load of Fender Precisions & Jazzes isn’t the idea of this thread, but to me they are the most beautiful instruments ever made (though some colour schemes pass me by).

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And I even have the original 1991 hard case that came with it...

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2 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

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And I even have the original 1991 hard case that came with it...

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It's a good thing that Ibanez brought it back with the current version--except without the drop tuner. 

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Yep, but the originals have something appealing and especially two fretless models : this A104F and the A105F.

This one is number 62 and is in pristine condition. It will never leave me.

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And Rolf Spuler own Avalon guitars were so innovative more than 30 years ago...

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Jens Ritter has that kool looking white fretless.

There is a green Alembic Essence in Reverb that looked nice and compact.

The best Jazz ever has been a seafoam green (?) Pensa-Suhr.

A dark brown unlined fretless Wal, was really fab.

Atlansia may be a bit 80's, but different altogether.

Steinberger, why not, industrial type.

I like Overwater Original / C.

Affirma is looking good.

Oh so many basses, so little time.

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A well loved 1960 P Bass would be top of my list, as a thing of beauty, to have owned from new to reliced, 
 

@hiram.k.hackenbacker knows all about this other beauty which is even more stunning in the flesh. 
 

 

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Posted (edited)

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I think that this pickuard upgrade, made by the previous owner to my Eastman sidejack Vi lifts it into one of the most beautiful basses around catogory. It also has a pickup upgrade and sounds wickedly good.

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This is a great thread, beauty will clearly be in the eye of the beholder but so what :D

Just checking, but is posting a bass you own/have owned crass?

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Posted (edited)
On ‎21‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 19:55, Lunatique said:

What are some of the most beautiful basses you've ever seen in your life? Let's fill this thread with them!

 

 

 

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Stunning craftsmanship, and yes, dowes look nice, until someone plugged the lead in. Spoils it completely IMO.

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For people like me with limited intellect can posters please say what the bass is too?

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I bought the most beautiful bass in the world in 1969. My Fender Precision.

It doesn't look quite so pristine these days. It went through a period of modding in the 80's, with MEC and Seymour Duncan pickups and ended up with Bartolini and a Bart pre amp. Made it a much better bass, at the expense of its vintage credentials. If I ever go back to 4 string basses this has a killer sound. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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I've always loved the EB-2/Rivoli.

I have a nice Epi, but here's a photo off the 'net.

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1 hour ago, rubis said:

 

……..well one of them is beautiful!

Gratuitous, and not funny at all.

The following is one of my own photos from NAMM 2020. Jens is king. :)

 

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3 minutes ago, fiatcoupe432 said:

What's wrong with her legs?

Photoshop. Thyme was stretched them out with image manipulation software and removed what they consider to be ‘imperfections’. Sad.

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