Had this bass in storage for a while, but dug it out and finally got around to fixing it up. This is a Ventura 4-string hollowbody short-scale that was made in Japan by the reknown Matsumoku factory. Likely built in the late 60's/early 70's. It's in fantastic, near mint condition. The A-string tuning key is a bit bent, but works perfectly. Other then that, it's a closet classic - looks more like a 5 year old bass rather than a 30+ year old one. Just light scratches and some tiny finish necks here and there on the body edges. I did have to widen the tailpiece slots to fit standard bass strings (the original ones were tapered at the ball end) - a quick dremel job and they're perfect.
I had this bass listed last year but realized that the truss rod was stuck, so I had a luthier pull the frets, replane the fingerboard, and refret it. Put some new Rotosound light gauge (40-90) and plays great with low action. Sounds amazing - the mute is super fun to play with and the stainless strings give the bass some much needed note definition. I have the case that came with it (cheapy chipboard, but likely original).
Scale Length: 30"
Nut Width: 1 9/16"
Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz.
Neck Dive: Low to Moderate
Neck Profile: Fat C SELLING FOR $600 shipped in the US. International shipping no problem, just PM me for a quote.