Fretless Ebass Investigation

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by brown.bass24, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. brown.bass24


    Jul 12, 2010
    New York, NY
    Hello fellow bassists and luthiers,
    I recently acquired a four string fretless electric bass, p-bass style twin bartollini pickups with a series parallel switch, no pick guard, older version silver Badass bridge, red sunburst in color, with the mark of two cursive A's back to back on the headstock (pictured below). Not sure what kind of wood the body is made out of (it's heavy as a mutha). I'm trying to do some investigative research into who the maker may have been and what year it might have been made in. Please comment your thoughts on this matter. Photo on 10-13-16 at 11.28 AM.jpg Photo on 10-13-16 at 4.14 PM.jpg
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    The only AA brand I know is American Archtop. AFAIK they don't make basses and their logo is different.
    This one looks like it came straight out of the 80s, it may be an early model they made.
  3. The body is vaguely reminiscent to me of an early eighties design by, I want to say, Washburn(?)

    Not sure if that helps you ID the maker though...

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