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Overwater Fretless J (quilted maple "aquaburst", ebony fretboard) €950

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Beautiful Overwater fretless bass, custom made for the original owner around 2005.

The bass has a stunning quilted maple top and a nice green/blue burst finish. The fretboard is made of ebony.  It's an active bass.


















There are several cosmetic damages to be found around the bass; dents, scratches, missing paint chips; battle scars. The fretboard shows signs of use but is definitely in very good condition. All hardware and electronics function like they should. The bass plays very well and has plenty of the mwah you want from a decent fretless. 

An original, high quality Overwater gigbag/softcase is included.


Trades are welcome. Fretted basses only please :).

I am located in the Netherlands, but happy to ship at buyers risk (insured, well packed)

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Another lovely Overwater - I was far too precious with mine. Sold it, bought it back, sold it again. Great tonal package, perfectly weighted/balanced and played exquisitely.

If this is anything like that somebody will get an absolute bargain (£815).


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