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Can anyone help me to identify this Lyon Bass guitar?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Teoman, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Teoman


    Sep 24, 2013
    Hello folks, i bought this bass from garage sell for 25$ and i was very happy to get that bass because it has a great vintage look. One of it's pickup missing and pickguard was painted to grey as you see at pictures. But when i check internet for identify the model, i didn't find anything. İts obviously Lyon Bass but manufectured year and model still missing point for me. Did you see any bass like this and can you identify this bass?
    Sorry for my bad english and quality of photos :)

  2. Teoman


    Sep 24, 2013
    and also i didnt wrote the 07-05-1991 date. I think it was wrote by previous owner. it could be manufactured year maybe own time
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Wow---that is really odd. I really doubt it is a Lyon. Body shape looks like a different brand and someone put on a Lyon heel plate and maybe a Lyon neck which I doubt as the headstocks on Lyons are never blank anyway. Also note the heel plate comes right up to the edge of the bass's neck joint--not quite right there either. Too, the serial number indicates 1993 date (NOT 1983), but the 1991 date written into the wood negates the heel plate being an original part of the bass. I guess I could be wrong, but that just does not look right for a Lyon at all to me. I think it is a mix and match parts bass.

    Anyone else have a suggestion?
  4. Teoman


    Sep 24, 2013
    yes i tought soo. but have you seen this body shape before? it's so strange isn't it?
  5. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    It's just a P copy that someone cut chunks out of.
  6. Maybe someone carved a P-type body to make their own personal bass?
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yep. I'm sure it started life as one of these

    and someone decided to "customize" it.
  8. It looks like your bass might have a melanoma below the neck plate. You might want to take her to a dermatologist. ;)
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Why did someone take bites out of that bass? :(