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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)
DOB 7 March 1969
A gorgeous 52 year old unique Jazz at a sensible price.
Sounds just as you would imagine - an authoritative true vintage tone with a wide sound palette.
Possible trades plus cash for 4 string- MM, Fender, Overwater
This is a true beauty I’ve decided should be with someone else who will treasure it and play it more than myself.
I had one of these the first time around - then Ricks, Celinder and CS basses but always hankered back to a real 60s Jazz - then this very special laid-back looking instrument came up weighing in at a very comfortable 9lb.
Originally sunburst - pictured below is the original owner (I'm the second) who bought the bass new. It has all original pick ups and electronics.
Alder body, handsome ebony fingerboard and as you can see is set off by the lovely mother of pearl dots and beautiful maple binding all by master luthier Jimmy Moon.
The neck is in lovely condition, easy action 'A' profile slim neck has a subtle flaming and like the rest of the bass has acquired the sweetest sound, character and the authentic patina and feel only 52 years can give. It's slimmer than '64 CSs I've owned - actually very similar to that of the Celinder P I bought from Three of this parish some years ago.
Based near Manchester, could meet within reason, comes with substantial Fender case.
PS - I am a professional photographer - the buyer will receive a Marcus Miller poster with my compliments. https://www.william-ellis.com/
For sale : my 1982 Aria Pro-II SB-1000 'Super Bass' - fretless
In the late 70s / early 80s, the Japanese Matsumoku factory had progressed from picture-perfect copies to their own immaculately engineered and very creative original designs, and king of the basses was the Aria SB 'Super Bass' range, headlined by the top of the pile SB-1000.
Matsumoku / Aria had clearly been contemplating the pathway laid down by Alembic, and countered with their own 'boutique' offering, the SB-1000. With a double octave 34" scale 5-ply maple / walnut neck, all-brass hardware and a Canadian Ash body, the SB-1000 certainly looked the part, but backed this up with its double coil MB-1 pickup feeding the proprietary 18V 'BB' active, noise - defeating circuitry, including a 6 - way filter enabling a surprisingly wide range of 80s tones, from deep reggae through to burbling & popping mids and snappy tops. All to the liking of John Taylor, Jack Bruce and Cliff Burton, to name 3 celebrity users.
To this confection, this vanishingly rare fretless version adds a warm, menacing growl.
This bass, which is a second generation 'bookend headstock' model, is in extremely good, all-original condition. The electronics all work, the 6-way filter provides the requisite 6 different tones, and the natty front face LED featured in these bookend versions blinks away in classic 80s sci-fi style once the bass is plugged in.
With its railroad - straight, C-section neck, it is simple to set a very low, super-speedy action & wallow in all the 'mwaah' that results. There are a few minor dings around the body sides and a couple of contusions in the lacquer on the neck (see photos), but these barely dint the majestically thick and luscious clearcoat that Aria saw fit to lavish on these 1000 series models.
In the day, the SB-1000s were renowned for the dense and vibrant wood grain finishes that Aria coaxed from its timber, all different. I'm biased, but if you find a more attractive one than this, please let me know !
Non OEM quality hardcase included (see pix) - price is exclusive of shipping costs.
Happy to answer any questions, not happy to sell this beauty, but I need the space...
Limites time £1100
weight 3.53kg - Gorgeous Bass made in Switzerland, by great luthier Tino Tedesco ():
Body Ash with tonal Chambers
Neck quartesawn maple
Fingerboard birdseye maple
Hipshot Tuners - Dunlop Straplocks - Pickup X-EMG Active
By Mikey D
Original Ibanez GWB1-TKF 5 String Fretless for sale.
This was the 2nd Japanese run of Gary's GWB1 but in the slightly rarer Transparent Black Flat finish. It isn't a defretted GWB2.
This is a FugjiGen Gakki Japanese built instrument from 2003.
Although the body both front and back are well played the neck is in excellent condition.
Body type: Solid Swamp Ash (Light Ash) body
Bridge: STD-5 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard: Removable wood finger ramp/rest
Knob style: Knurled metal dome w/ pointer
Hardware color: Black
Neck type: GWB Prestige
Neck material: 3-piece maple
Scale length: 864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material: Ebony
Fingerboard inlays: Small white dot
Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (45mm)
Machine heads: Gotoh GB70 w/ GWB Sure Grip buttons
Pickup: Bartolini GWB (S) passive
Electronics: Bartolini NTBT 2-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (9V)
Controls: Single volume w/ push-pull EQ bypass / stacked bass boost-cut & treble boost-cutB
Comes with original Ibanez hardshell case.