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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by millsbass5, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. millsbass5

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  2. bassie12

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    Geeez... It's not even NICE koa...
  3. Wallace320

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    Ok: KOA Bodies are almost illegal nowadays for environmental protection limit

    But there's an SPB3 (Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split P) over there: it doesn't look so "faithfully original"

    JMHO here of course

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  4. jim777

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    Beautiful and rare bass, but that price is crazy lol.
  5. bassmalone4

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    Bet that thing sounds like it was soaked in honey.
  6. lug

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    Huh? What does "almost illegal" mean? I know you can still order Koa bodies and necks from Carvin according to their website.
  7. bassie12

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    Koa from Hawaii is very well regulated and documented. It is expensive, but available. A number of Asian acacia species have been passed of as koa in recent years.
  8. Nobody

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    It's like when a guy almost gets a girl pregnant. ;)

    Koa is beatiful. I had an Ibanez ATK500 that had a Koa top. One of the ones I shouldn't have let go. :crying:
  9. jim777

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    He also has "BRAZ" in the description, which hints at a Brazilian fretboard. I don't know if that was ever available from Grecco, but if so that would really be something. Possibly something difficult to ship as well.
    Fuji-Gen Gakki was absolutely putting out beautiful top quality work in '80 though. The '78-'82 period they were trying really hard to show the world they could compete with the very best because Ibanez was demanding it.
  10. Bassman Spiff

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    After clicking on the link, it appears to have been sold.
  11. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist Supporting Member

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    Someone may have told him that bass isn't going anywhere if it's got a Brazilian board on it.

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