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Yamaha SB-50 MIJ Circa 1973 SOLD!
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A rare Yamaha SB-50 Bass for sale from around 1973. This is a cool bass, well gigged but solid and sounding great. It has a medium scale and a distinctive German carve - or pie crust look. It’s all original but missing the bridge mute and pickup ashtrays. These appear to be quite collectible and crop up on Talkbass occasionally with the predictable daft prices on Reverb. It’s one of Yamaha’s first original basses and it’s quirky ‘Les Paul by Dali’ looks will make you stand out on stage! It’s also very red…..

It weighs around 4kgs sounds really very good from old school rock to modern tones. I was amazed by how versatile it is. Plays well and the neck is great too.

Not sure how to price it but it’s definitely a sale only and I won’t be sending it overseas - sorry. Let’s try £295 - certainly a change from a MIM Precision. 
Note there is a crack on the lacquer in the body but this hasn’t effected neck stability. 
 

My cat loves it! More pics to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bargain at twice the asking price :)

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21 minutes ago, triplebass said:

Lovely, too bad it’s UK sale only...

Sorry it’s just too much hassle these days selling outside the U.K. 

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27 minutes ago, pluckedout said:

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