Hey all, Up for sale is a "Carlo Robelli" J-bass copy from the '70s. This does NOT have anything to do with the current "Carlo Robelli" instruments which are made in China/Vietnam. This is a Japan-made J-copy. Cover the headstock and it would be indistinguishable from a Fender, except for the "Made in japan" neck plate. Specs: -Ash body -Black with Tort. guard -Rosewood FB with BLOCKS AND BINDING -Original pickups (probably made by ESP, who were making OEM for the Fujigen and Matsumoku factories, according to the former ESP Nat'l Sales manager who sold me the bass ) I modified this bass with string-through-body ferrules. Other than that it is 100% stock. It can still be strung top-loaded as well. This is as good as any 70s Fender J-bass I've played. It feels and sounds great, and looks identical to a Fender except for the headstock shape. This even has the real Fender-style trussrod detail, not the silly little plastic triangle you see on the Grecos and stuff. Asking for $425 plus shipping. No trades, please. PayPal ok. Have no fear - this is every inch a '70s J-bass, and is at least as good as most Fenders from this era. (I've worked on several that weren't close to this nice). It's much like the Tokai basses, which are pretty well-known and getting more expensive daily! Price includes a very fab-looking fitted case with aluminum piping. One hinge is broken but could be easily fixed. I will have pics up in the next day or two. However, this will probably go quick, and it's first-come-first-served. If you've seen a black J-bass, you've pretty much seen this bass.