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Mystery Bass. Can anyone ID it?


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Hi all, I've picked up this really cool vintage P but I can't ID it. Any help would be really appreciated.

It's got a maple neck/board, Fender style headstock, some holes in the scratch plate that suggests some furniture. It's pretty hefty

I've attached some pics.

Thanks all.

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Musima, made in East Germany, perhaps, are the tuners held on with 2 screws each ? solid woood body with veneer finish front and back and a hole in the back behind the bridge with a white plastic plug in it ?

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1 hour ago, hooky_lowdown said:

If it has six screws in the neck plate on the back, I'd guess it's a late 70s or early 80s Kay kb24 precision.

Kay’s tended to have that multi laminate neck.  Also I think they had a neck end truss rod.  This ones got one of those sensible wheel sorts on the body end.

Looks like a ply body going by the overspray on the contour.  Is that a washing machine foot screwed in as a string tree for the E&A strings?  Love it!

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1 hour ago, Aidan63 said:

Musima, made in East Germany, perhaps, are the tuners held on with 2 screws each ? solid woood body with veneer finish front and back and a hole in the back behind the bridge with a white plastic plug in it ?

YES!! Thanks mate. Spot on. 

Musima...that's cool

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As has been said, it's an East German Musima. These are pretty decent, some nice components including Gotoh tuners. The early Marlin brand Ps were Musimas, before manufacture went to Korea & quality went down the toilet.

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