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SOLD Kaminari Yardbird // Non-reverse Tbird Replica PRICE DROP £1330 shipped !
£1640
Villejuif France


Hooch
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Selling my Kaminari Yardbird, which is a - now discontinued - Thunderbird non-reverse 1965-69 replica, handmade in Japan by Kaminari Guitars super-skilled luthiers. These are built with finest materials and craftmanship. Not easy to find, even in Japan.

Mine's somehow a special one as it's the #13 Yardbird which was used to release the model (see pic), in the early 2010s. It got the hand-painted Kaminari logo & pin stripes which make everyone of them unique - i just dig the stripes, but if you don't like them, it's super easy to wipe them off, they're not lacquered. Bass is in quite good condition, both esthetically and functionally. Some buckle marks on the back of the body.

Neck's stiff and straight, trussrod has lots of life's left - didn't tighten the nut in the last 6 years or so, neck's pretty stable. Frets are used but not abused, with nice low-action, tuning keys and bridge work flawlessly, Lollar pickups and electronics too. They're dead-silent with huge output and tone is immense. Kaminari just nailed it, they're sounding like vintage Non-reverse Tbirds, like not any other replica does, period. Please listen to 'Thunderbird bass Heesey' on Youtube, it's a vintage Tbird / Yardbird comparison... They nailed it, isn't it ?

It comes with OG gig-bag, cover, allen keys, wooden thumbrest, nothing's missing. 

£1640 / 1900€, PRICEDROP £1330 / €1560 shipped to your door in Europe. 

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Thank you, build quality is stellar too ! They managed to keep the long head design and make it stronger (different headstock angle due to string tree and thicker neck behind the nut) & more balanced at the same time (thicker mahogany body and lighter tuning keys). 

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Dropped to €1800 / £1540 shipped to your door in Europe. Every time i'm playing this bass, i do think parting with it is a mistake... it really an amazing bass.

Forgot mentioning my feedback's thread: 

 

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On 24/03/2021 at 13:09, Hooch said:

Please listen to 'Thunderbird bass Heesey' on Youtube, it's a vintage Tbird / Yardbird comparison... They nailed it, isn't it ?

this one? 

 

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Absolutely Luke, there are some others with the same bass player as well. I think they nailed it. Loads of sustain and yet articulate tone, deep & defined lows, much more opened highs than later TBird reissues, and this distinctive tbird growl too.

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There's some chance pandemic leads to a severe lock-down, in Paris at least, lowering the price for the next few days: £1330 / 1560€ shipped to your door in Europe. New Bass Day for me tomorrow, i'll get a carboard box and will be able to ship the Yardbird.

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