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Sekova Basses???

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

  1. sminnich

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
  5. Gries Amps

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    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.
  6. 69limeRev

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    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!

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    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.
  8. Hoover

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    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)!!!!!
  9. lowendfriend

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    Here was what mine looked like....pickguard over the f-holes (never understood that!!)

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  10. lodi

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    After long research I found out, that my unnamed Japan hollowbody is a Sekova (by Aria?):

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  11. frrrosty

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    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!

    Thanks

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