|iriegnome ||02-12-2013 02:09 PM |
1978 Washburn Scavenger
I have a 1978 Washburn Scavenger bass that I am putting up for sale. Arch top, all original, Trans Wine color, Mahogony Body and neck, Rosewood 22 fret board. This is a great bass. Single pick up probably made in the Matsumoku factory for Washburn. This is a very early 5 digit serial number version. There are some minor dents on the body, normal wear, a couple of scratches on the back but most seem to be minor. On to the negative things.
The nut is wrong. The bass has a strap button just behind the neck plate. Making me think that this was once someone's lefty bass. The nut will need to be replaced. Where the G string runs through, it appears to be cut for a normal E string. Also, upon very close inspection, you can see that the nut has been changed all ready. However the original pictures, this bass had a plastic or bone nut.
Second, the neck has a slight bow to it. Usually no big deal, but I do not have a wrench to work on it. It is enough that I felt it should be mentioned. I don't know if the truss rod works or not since I don't have a wrench to try it out.
All the electronics look original and everything works. The bass is playable, but needs a setup. I will include a new set of strings with the bass.. Please see my terrible cell pic's and I will try to post better pictures. Please ask any questions and let me know. I am looking for $325 shipped to the lower 48.
|iriegnome ||02-13-2013 02:43 PM |
I have checked the bass over completely now. Yes, it was used as a lefty... There is a small hole where a strap button would have been on the lower bought. All the electronics are in perfect working order and look to be original.
|jaywa ||02-13-2013 02:53 PM |
Good choice for a lefty bass as it's about as symmetrical as you can get... although the knob placement may have been problematic.
Never seen one of these before. Good luck with the sale.
|iriegnome ||02-13-2013 03:12 PM |
One of the great early Washburn Matsumoku basses.. Solid wood body great feel...
|iriegnome ||02-14-2013 04:56 PM |
Still looking for a new home for this old girl...
|rodan1994 ||02-24-2013 10:22 AM |
this doesnt look like the archtop version?
|iriegnome ||02-24-2013 12:24 PM |
It is archtop. The pic's don't do it justice
|iriegnome ||03-01-2013 08:44 AM |
|iriegnome ||03-13-2013 07:34 AM |
Still looking for a new home
|iriegnome ||04-08-2013 07:47 AM |
Still available.. PRICE DRIP - $300
|Mike Fiasco ||04-10-2013 09:12 AM |
What is the weight of the bass. I hear they are heavy.
I'm in Chicago, and I could drive up to Kenosha if everything looks good.
|iriegnome ||04-10-2013 09:33 AM |
I will get back to you shortly on the weight..
|iriegnome ||04-19-2013 04:21 PM |
sorry. 10 pounds on the bathroom scale
|iriegnome ||04-24-2013 10:11 AM |
|iriegnome ||04-29-2013 07:53 AM |
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