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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkdd, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. punkdd


    Jan 5, 2006
    My uncle gave me this Maya bass.
    He said he bought it about 20 years ago.
    It wasent treated well but it really sounds great!
    Can somebody tell me something about this brand or this bass?
    I tried to search the internet but found nothing.



  2. Demon


    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Hm.. yes, its made in japan. NP for the info:)
  3. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Japan cranked out many and i mean many jazz and P copies in the 70's and some of the guitars are the exact same except for different names on the headstocks, some made in the exact factory. I think they were trying to see which names on the basses had marketable value. I've seen names like, Cortez,Tokai,Maya,Bruno,Ventura,Greco,Kingston, and the list goes on and on and..... It is hard to pinpoint the market or resell value on these instruments but some have very good quality and if you like it, well then play it and keep it.
  4. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    All I knwo is that it looks great!
  5. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
  6. Looks sweet, and if it plays well and sounds good who cares how much it is worth.

  7. yeah, you probably won't get more that 90 bucks for it, but if it looks and sounds great, you win :)

    I love old japanese basses, i think there is a cool vibe to them :)

    plus that one really looks good :)
  8. superkicky

    superkicky Guest

    Sep 3, 2005
    That bridge pup looks closer to the bridge a-la the MM models...
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Same here. That's why my Teisco is my baby.
  10. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    hey man! that's a sweet bass!

    i got to try one just like that but without the pickguard. ash/maple too. real sweet. it really got the 70's vibe! it aint worth much but it still sounds and plays sweet. :)

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