Can anyone identify this bass body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mickey Gentry, May 6, 2019.

  1. Mickey Gentry

    Mickey Gentry

    Dec 29, 2018
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  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    That looks like a fairly typical Japanese-made Matsumoku body from the 70's or 80's. The pickups look like that era, too. Kramer is also one possible brand - they had a number of laminated bodies with contrasting woods.
     
  3. jag-atk

    jag-atk

    May 5, 2010
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I agree with @Pilgrim

    My first thought was Vantage, made by Matsumoku
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I knew that combination of pickup and bridge was teasing me, could almost see the headstock in my mind - yup, Vantage sounds right.
     
  6. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    earth
    If not for the three point bridge my guess would've been SD Curlee. It looks like something from Matsomatsu, a Memphis or something out of that family tree
     
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  7. Could be a Hondo. The pickup looks like a Dimarzio and they made some single pickup models I believe. Here is a pic of a 2 pickup version.

    Rick B.

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  8. Mickey Gentry

    Mickey Gentry

    Dec 29, 2018
    It's a Vantage. Thank you! Now, anyone got a neck? :) or maybe some bridge pieces?