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SOLD FS: One of a Kind Vintage Hollowbody Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LovesJamerson, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Up for sale is an extremely unique Bruno Conqueror hollow body bass. I've only seen 2 or 3 of these for sale ever, and none have been like this (Bruno was one of many brand names manufactured in Japan in the 60s & 70s). She's now fretless, wears Fender tapewound strings, and is wired V-V-T (with a 3-way Switchcraft switch). The nut/zero fret width is 1 5/8", but it feels thinner (2" wide @ 12th fret), and the scale length is 30". There is no case or gig bag. This particular bass was bought by me as a project, and the following has been done since I've owned it:

    -completely strip paint/finish
    -stain bass body, but maintain a "weathered" look
    -remove frets, fill fret slots
    -make a new bone nut
    -modify & install Hofner bridge
    -make custom one-off pickup/switch/truss rod plates
    -install vintage Teisco pickups
    -install CTS pots, Sprague cap, Switchcraft switch & jack, cloth push-back wire
    -install vintage-type open gear tuners
    -install vintage NOS Dakaware bakelite knobs

    I'm asking $250/shipped OBO.

  2. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Bump for a couple of added details.
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  4. ariwax

    ariwax Insonating the acoustic window Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
  5. ChrisCassisi


    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Tone Bastards Cables
    Not a fan of 30" scales but had to comment after reading and seeing the pics. Really cool restoration you did. Looks awesome. GLWTS.
  6. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Thanks for the compliments! Bump.
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I learned how to play on one of these.
  8. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2010
  9. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    The "if it had frets it would be on it's way to San Diego" bump.
  10. Any chance this is still available?
  11. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Sorry Drew; she sold on eBay back in the spring.

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