RARE TOP OF THE RANGE BACCHUS UNIVERSE 4 STRING BASS $420 ono. This bass is from the Universe Range, made in China, but is from the deluxe range of those models. It used to retail at 100,000JPY or approx $950 so is more akin to the top end of current Bacchus Global series produced in the Philippines. It is very similar in design, sound and feel, to the hand made MIJ range's "Strong" model. The build quality is actually really good (although not as fine as the aforementioned MIJ series). The materials are of a decent standard and the finish is beautiful! THe tone is the amazing thing about this, it really kicks and has a wide variety of tonal options, much like it's high end cousin the "Strong". It is one of the best sounding basses I ever heard in this price bracket. (New it was 100,000 JPY plus tax; roughly 600 GBP). Spec. Tuning Heads: Grover Bridge: Bacchus DB (same as on high end models) Body, two piece ash with flamed maple top stained dark brown and trimmed in faux ivory. Neck, 3 piece maple (there is a scratch on the neck, see pics, doesn't affect play though) Board, Rosewood with pearloid block inlays and faux ivory trim. 21 fret 34" scale Pre amp- Bacchus Super Bomb (this really kicks, great pre-amp IMO) P-ups- Bacchus original Jazz and Humbucker. Controls, main vol, balance, mid/treb notched. Bass cut and boost, notched. Active passive switch. CONDITION: There are a number of dints and scratches on this, as mentioned the scratch on the back of the neck, and some chips in the lacquer on the edge of the bass. It clearly belonged to a rocker before it reached me! Currently there is a small amount of static noise on the balancer dial, but other than that it looks pretty good and sounds and plays just great! Ships globally, tracked and insured with EMS Japan. Shipping is approximately 80 GBP from Tokyo. Contact me about further shipping details if interested. Thanks!