FS ONLY PLEASE
Bossa are nick-named "the F Basses of Japan". Very simiar tone, feel and build quality (I've owned several of both)!!! I've never heard a better bass from a tone perspective and never played a bass that plays better. The truth is that I have another Bossa that I slightly prefer the looks of over this one. The big advantage to this one is that it has a Tremlo (a very expensive option). Let me also state that the tremelo bridge is 100% stable and will not budge unless you use the bar. 0 tuning issues!!! Toshio (the builder) hand mills these and it's the most awesome and well designed bass trem I've ever seen. This is priced WELL under market for a quick sale!!!!!!!!!
I have what some consider to be the ultimate Jazz bass. It's a Bossa OBT-4 (4 string with the tremelo option!!!). She has a Bossa 18v, 3-band preamp, Bossa hand-wound pickups with custom two-piece wood covers. Neck is jazz size (1.5" nut) and VERY fast. This bass covers 3+ octaves (25 frets)!
Most in the USA don't know what these are, but Bossa is well known in Europe and Japan and they are VERY expensive. This one would go for close to $3,500 now if bought new. It's very light, has CRAZY low action, has the most killer slap tone around. It's certainly one the most well crafted basses I've ever laid my hands on (it's right up there with Fodera, Sadowsky, F Bass, etc). Yours for just $850
!!!! Would LOVE it if you are local and can "try before you buy'!!!!!
More info on Bossa:
USA Distributor site:
Bossa USA: Home Of Bossa Bass and Guitars http://www.bossa-usa.com/
Home site (Toshio Setozaki's site in Japan):
”Real Bossa Design” http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~bossa/
This will give you an idea of the tone:
Real Bossa Design UJB-5 and vdrum TD12 - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDGGCpKlluQ
Duran Duran - The Reflex - bass lesson - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emj-tKB90l4
She's in great shape overall. A few very minor dings, chips, but nothing major at all. The bridge is VERY stable and it stays in tune as good as any bass I've owned.
Bass is LIGHT, balances well and a PLAYER! All this for the LOW price of $950 obo. These sell USED on eBay for $1200 - $1600 WITHOUT the tremelo option! LOW price for a quick sale! Update: Added Images!!!!