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Beatle Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thomshaw, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Thomshaw


    Apr 11, 2009
    My Dad passed away and he had a bass in his closet. It is a Twen Star Klira. I have tried to find out about it but I cannot find any images like the one I have. All the basses I've seen have the cat eyes cut in the face. This is a solid face. Cann any one help me know what I have?

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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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    Pics please.
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    Sorry about your dad. I suggest starting a new thread with Klira in the title. Add a photo. You will get your answer.
    I have a cat's eye Klira Twen Star.
  4. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
  5. I have never seen a Klira bass without the cats eye sound holes but if anyone would know about it Thornton Davis will. I am sure he will see this and post. In the meantime I would love to see a photo.
  6. Papazita


    Jun 27, 2008
  7. Papazita


    Jun 27, 2008
  8. There is a photo of a solid top in that other thread. I can't believe I never remembered seeing one. Anyway I like it alot. I want to find one now.

  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I know of the 357 Super Star, which doesn't have the sound holes. Is it a bolt-on neck? Have three knobs and a finger rest on the G string side? I'm not familiar with a Twen Star without f-holes, but I'm far from an expert.

    It's from the late '60s and they are well sought after. Pretty decent basses. I'd get it into playing shape and enjoy it. They probably sell for about $400 or so on eBay these days.

    Put flats on it and play Beatles tunes!
  10. p5string


    Aug 21, 2004
    Webster, NY
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    It's a Klira "Star" bass. Not a Twen Star, although they have the same body.

    The "Star" was a economy bass, with none of the upgraded features of the 356 Twen Star. The 357 is the Super Star which was the fanciest (deluxe) version they built.


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