Sekova Basses???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sminnich, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. sminnich


    Dec 2, 2008
    Ok so I have a Sekova SG Bass it sounds great and all, but it's not my style. Ive been considering selling it for a while now because I never play it. So I'm wondering what does anyone know about these guitars? should I keep it or not fret about getting rid of it?
  2. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    My very first bass was a Sekova! I bought it for $79 from We Buy Guitars on 48th Street NYC in 1974. It was a clone of a Hofner Beatle-bass.

    I don't think there's anything inherently "collectible" or even really "desireable" about the Sekova brand, they're just one of a million other cheap Korean knock-off labels. So if you don't love it and aren't playing it there's no reason you should hesitate to part with it.
  3. lowendfriend

    lowendfriend Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Outer Cape Cod, MA
    I had a Sekova hollow-body as my very first bass in 1967. They only have collectible value largely like in my case, on sentimental value, if I could find one like my original.
  4. rickfan63


    Dec 5, 2006
    My first bass was a Sekova too back in 1978. It was a natural wood Jazz Bass copy with a maple neck and black block inlays, strung with Fender flats. I learned to play on it, then traded it in on a used 1977 Rickenbacker 4001 MG. I didn't think they were around any more.
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  6. Gries Amps

    Gries Amps Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 14, 2008
    Mattapoisett, MA
    Owner, Gries Amplification
    Looks like we need a "My first bass was a Sekova" club. Mine was a red hollow body (like a Gibson 335 shape), single pickup, probably around 1968. Several years ago Jim Roberts mentioned in Bass Player that his first bass was a Sekova also. I emailed him a photo of mine - it was the same model he had.
  7. 69limeRev


    May 1, 2007
    Western Pa.
    Here's mine. They're not really worth much of anything, unless like me, you have an affinity for the quirkiness of 'em. I'd love to find one of the greenburst ones!

  8. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    My apologies for dredging up an old thread.

    My first bass guitar was a Sekova solid body. It was had a four on a side headstock in the classic Sekova shape. It had two pickups, two rocker switches, and a redburst finish with a white pickgaurd. Sort of a jazz but not really.

    If anyone recognizes this or has any pictures I would love to see them. I'd love to have it back again. I sold it in high school almost forty years ago to finance an amp purchase. Can't remember the guy I sold it to.
  9. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    Wow, this gets even weirder! Not only was my first bass a Sekova, but my first electric guitar was a Zimgar...but it looked absolutely 100% identical to that Sekova pictured above (on the right)!!!!!
  10. lowendfriend

    lowendfriend Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Outer Cape Cod, MA
    Here was what mine looked like....pickguard over the f-holes (never understood that!!)

  11. lodi


    May 8, 2004
    Minden / Germany
    After long research I found out, that my unnamed Japan hollowbody is a Sekova (by Aria?):


  12. frrrosty


    Jan 18, 2012

    This was my first Bass as well, I bought it at Hamptons dept. store for $70 (my birthday money). I loved this bass, played and sounded really well. I sold it for $25 after I got a Precision bass, but I would have hung on to it if I knew then . . . Even though it's a knock-off, it was made really well, solid and heavy. It was built way better that today's foreign-made junk. I recently picked up a "Precision Bass" made in Indonesia and is weighed about a pound. No sustain, action was crap, I'd take my old Sekova over it any day!

    I realize this is an old thread, but I would keep the bass. You won't get much for it anyway, but if you still have it and want to sell it, I'll take it!

  13. gndboy


    Sep 18, 2010
    Corpus Christi, TX
    My first bass was a Sekova Beatle Bass knockoff in 1966. It got played through a Supro Thunderbolt. My, how times have changed!