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SOLD 1978 Washburn Scavenger

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by iriegnome, Feb 12, 2013.


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  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I have a 1978 Washburn Scavenger bass that I am putting up for sale. Arch top, all original, Trans Wine color, Mahogony Body and neck, Rosewood 22 fret board. This is a great bass. Single pick up probably made in the Matsumoku factory for Washburn. This is a very early 5 digit serial number version. There are some minor dents on the body, normal wear, a couple of scratches on the back but most seem to be minor. On to the negative things.
    The nut is wrong. The bass has a strap button just behind the neck plate. Making me think that this was once someone's lefty bass. The nut will need to be replaced. Where the G string runs through, it appears to be cut for a normal E string. Also, upon very close inspection, you can see that the nut has been changed all ready. However the original pictures, this bass had a plastic or bone nut.
    Second, the neck has a slight bow to it. Usually no big deal, but I do not have a wrench to work on it. It is enough that I felt it should be mentioned. I don't know if the truss rod works or not since I don't have a wrench to try it out.
    All the electronics look original and everything works. The bass is playable, but needs a setup. I will include a new set of strings with the bass.. Please see my terrible cell pic's and I will try to post better pictures. Please ask any questions and let me know. I am looking for $325 shipped to the lower 48.
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  2. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I have checked the bass over completely now. Yes, it was used as a lefty... There is a small hole where a strap button would have been on the lower bought. All the electronics are in perfect working order and look to be original.
     
  3. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Good choice for a lefty bass as it's about as symmetrical as you can get... although the knob placement may have been problematic.

    Never seen one of these before. Good luck with the sale.
     
  4. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    One of the great early Washburn Matsumoku basses.. Solid wood body great feel...
     
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Still looking for a new home for this old girl...
     
  6. rodan1994

    rodan1994

    Feb 24, 2013
    this doesnt look like the archtop version?
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    It is archtop. The pic's don't do it justice
     
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    bump
     
  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Still looking for a new home
     
  10. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Still available.. PRICE DRIP - $300
     
  11. Mike Fiasco

    Mike Fiasco

    Apr 10, 2013
    What is the weight of the bass. I hear they are heavy.

    I'm in Chicago, and I could drive up to Kenosha if everything looks good.
     
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I will get back to you shortly on the weight..
     
  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    sorry. 10 pounds on the bathroom scale
     
  14. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    bump
     
  15. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Offers
     
  16. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    $275 shipped to the continental US..
     
  17. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Back to being available
     
  18. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    This bass is still available for a new home... $275 shipped to the lower 48
     
  19. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    relisted
     

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