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Selling a mint condition - B stock - Maa Guitars fretless bass, from a small production made in Sweden.

Milk paint finished body, which has the characteristic silky, open pore and light relic feel. And a french polished (shellac) finished neck. All natural finishes without petroleum.

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Specs:
- 34" scale
- 5 string
- 17mm spacing
- 24 fret marks
- alder body olive green milk paint
- pau ferro neck with fresch polish finish 
- ebony fingerboard
- Hipshot hardware
- Bartolini pickups in P H configuration
- passive electronics (stacked volume/tone for each pickup + 3-way switch)
- Includes Mono Sleeve bag and tools.

Open for trades

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Sound sample:

Dunlop half wounds (more thumpy, less mwah tone than flts or roundwounds) sounds are: Neck pickup tone on and off, bridge pickup tone on and off, the same in higher register and then mixes between both pickups. All passive, straight into audio interface

Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YM0_WMNLf5TUQ47p0Ayg7_gqikT7iyZG/view?usp=drivesdk

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1 hour ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Good job it’s a fretless. I really like that design. 

Me too, that's one of the nicest single cut designs that I've seen - elegant, coherent and avoids the bulbous bulk of some alternatives 

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On 25/08/2020 at 09:43, Cuzzie said:

Not normally a fan of single cuts at all - but this is lovely GLWTS

agreed.  it' suprising how many makers get the shape wrong.  After a Shuker, this is only the second example where a maker got it right IMHO.  To such an extent I didn't even notice it was a single cut until @Cuzzie pointed it out

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With it having milk paint i would have expected it to have been made by Moo guitars ! ( I'll get my coat !)

Beautifil bass and colour - GLWTS.

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1 hour ago, edstraker123 said:

With it having milk paint i would have expected it to have been made by Moo guitars ! ( I'll get my coat !)

Beautifil bass and colour - GLWTS.

Hahahahah makes sense :) hahahaha

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did a quick search but couldn’t really find who’s making these Maa’s, do you have some info?

also what trades would you consider?

cheers

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6 hours ago, triplebass said:

did a quick search but couldn’t really find who’s making these Maa’s, do you have some info?

also what trades would you consider?

cheers

You can check on instagram, our website is under maintenance. Maa guitars is based in Sweden.

I can consider trades for basses, amps, etc, send me a PM and we can see whatbis possible.

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Afterthought - on further inspection I can't figure out the headstock badge. It's curved shape almost works for me, but at the same time it seems to be a sticky outy add on?  I know this section is not the place for discussion, but as the owner (or maker?) seems to be aboard this thread, I thought I'd balance out my total admiration for the body and especially the single cut shape with a query re. headstock design.  Bin me if I done bad.  

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1 hour ago, lownote12 said:

Afterthought - on further inspection I can't figure out the headstock badge. It's curved shape almost works for me, but at the same time it seems to be a sticky outy add on?  I know this section is not the place for discussion, but as the owner (or maker?) seems to be aboard this thread, I thought I'd balance out my total admiration for the body and especially the single cut shape with a query re. headstock design.  Bin me if I done bad.  

i second that...

and would also be nice to see the back of the headstock, something written there?

any chance of putting some frets in it, if you’re the maker or have contact with him/her/them?

cheers

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Thanks for the input :)

yes, the logo is a wood piece. 

back of the headstock has the signature, city and date.

frets are of course possible to add, but there would be an uncharge of course :)

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 🥛Milk Paint? ...I couldn’t leave that near our cat!😸

 

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1 hour ago, MB1 said:

 🥛Milk Paint? ...I couldn’t leave that near our cat!😸

 

Hahaha, it is a very old paint type, based on milk casein, and finished with natural oil. I dont think your cat would like to bite it, but, we never know hehehehe

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