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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

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    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.

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  2. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

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    Bump for a couple of added details.
  3. ariwax

    ariwax Seeking the olfactory groove Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Ooh, purty.
  4. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

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    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    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.
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  6. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the compliments! Bump.
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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

    LovesJamerson Supporting Member

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    Bump for price drop!
  9. 6jase5

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

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    Dec 17, 2007
    Location:
    San Diego/LA
    The "if it had frets it would be on it's way to San Diego" bump.

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