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Teisco SPB-200 Spectrum Bass reissue circa 2000

guitarz.blogspot.com: We've looked at similar design Teisco Spectrum 5 guitars here before (here, here and here) but until I saw this eBay listing just now I hadn't realised that there was a bass version too, the TeiscoSPB-200 Spectrum Bass. What an absolute beauty, just check out those curves and contours and that gorgeous German carve! It's a short-scale bass with a scale length of 30.3", so it's going to ...

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Barcley-branded Japanese copy of Fender Maverick/Custom

guitarz.blogspot.com: The Fender Custom - also known as the Maverick (see here) - was a short-lived model "designed" by the CBS-owned incarnation of the Fender Corporation and was really an exercise in using up stock body and neck components for the Fender Electric XII (first produced in 1965) which had not proved to be a big seller. The resulting guitars do appear to our eyes now to be Frankenstein jobs, b ...

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What is this vintage Japanese (very) short-scale bass?

guitarz.blogspot.com: Dirk writes:Hi Gavin...I'd need your help please to identify this plywood bass, short-scale...Seems to be late sixties, early seventies, Japanese made...Tuners changed, rest original...Fully operating, no buzz, not quite playable got to fiddle out a set of strings.....So if you or any of your readers could hint me, I'd appreciate highly....Cheers, thanx and keep your Independence...Dir ...

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No-name 1960s Japanese solidbody guitar with a strong Burns influence

guitarz.blogspot.com: Tyler B writes:I thought I'd share with you the most recent addition to my collection. Outside of the fact that it is made in Japan, and likely mid-to-late 60s, I can't really tell you more about it's origin. The seller was quick to throw around the word Teisco and while that may very well be accurate, I'm not going to assert it as fact. I've seen the same truss rod cover and pickups o ...

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1980s Westone Rail Bass headless design with sliding pickup

guitarz.blogspot.com: Hello!I'm a casual bass player with a lifetime goal to eventually become a bit better than at the moment. I first heard about Westone's Rail Bass in your blog (http://guitarz.blogspot.fi/2009/04/westone-rail-bass.html), and now a couple of years later I finally bought one on eBay. Cost me a bit less than 500 euros (£380, $650). Even though red is the least cool color it was produced in ...

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Warwick Buzzard bass from John Entwistle's personal collection for sale on eBay

guitarz.blogspot.com: One of the late Who bassist's personal instruments has come up for sale on ebay. The following extract is from the eBay listing by the seller 8thstreetmusic: A piece of Rock n' Roll history - from John Entwistle's personal collection the Warwick "Pink Buzzard" in a red metallic finish (circa 1985). Gorgeous Bass guitar with signed custom hardshell case and an Entwistle spider doodle. T ...

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Silvertone 14409 vintage Japanese Mosrite-inspired surftastic guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1960s Japanese "Silvertone model 14409" guitar (made by Kawai possibly?) has some very strong Mosrite stylistic influences, although that proto-Ibanez-style headstock does look a little at odds with the body design. Despite the obvious influences instruments like this are becoming increasingly sought after in their own right, with more and more collectors becoming interested in vi ...

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Fender Jazz-A-Caster, MIJ signature model of Will Ray of the Hellacasters

guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1998 Japanese-made Will Ray (of the Hellacasters) signature model Fender Jazz-A-Caster is one of those weird Fender hybrids that takes one of their models and mixes it up with elements from another model. It's a bit like the Pawn Shop series but on a grander Custom Shop scale. This so-called Jazz-a-caster obviously has a lot of Telecaster in its DNA but also has a little Jazzmaste ...

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a message from one of our readers (warning, graphic picture)

guitarz.blogspot.comI received this message from Micha:"Dear Bertram,while looking through the internet, I found your blog post from 2010, about the ARIA Pro II Integra IG-CST. I bought the ARIA Pro II Integra IG-CST 1993 when my daughter was born and played this special electric guitar for many years. Though listening and playing grows from my experience with my main instrument the bass clarinet, I was luc ...

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Arbiter 12+6 Doubleneck leftie conversion

guitarz.blogspot.com: As I already mentioned recently, I'm on something of a doubleneck kick lately. I'll explain more in a forthcoming blog post, but in the meantime here's a doublenck Arbiter 12+6 based on the now legendary Gibson EDS-1275, which has been very comptently converted into a left-handed guitar. It's got to be a better leftie doubleneck than some of the Chinese-made cheapies being sold on eBay ...

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