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SOLD FS: 1981 Washburn B40 Matsumoko Beauty!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GaryLC, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. GaryLC


    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
    I bought this from Twocan last winter on impulse, but just don't play it enough to keep it. The original owner bought it in 1981 and it's been in a closet since the early 80's. Weighs about 8 - 8.5 lbs., and is a lot of fun to play.
    There are some pretty impressive features on this Washburn bass, including:
    Neck through construction
    String through body design
    Hefty brass bridge
    Brass nut, 1 ¾”
    Quality tuners
    Pickups are similar to DiMarzio pickups, but they aren't.
    Vintage style smaller fretwire (like a 60's jazz)
    Black binding on fretboard

    Well balanced due to long upper horn and very comfortable to wear. Beautiful burgundy color!

    There is a ding on the bottom horn, otherwise, this bass is literally a "closet classic". Will ship in a Kramer-like HSC.

    $375 shipped.

  2. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream

    Oct 5, 2009
    Great bass - GLWTS Gary!
  3. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    Love it. Same knobs as my '81 Matsumoku beauty, but it sure is lighter than mine! A very cool bass. If it's anything like mine, that cream dimarzio style P pickup is powerfully hot, articulate, and musical.
  4. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
  5. GaryLC


    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
    How 'bout $375 shipped? :cool:
  6. GaryLC


    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Cool bass, as it reminds me of Bakithi Kumalo. He used one of these back in the Graceland days. Granted, it was a fretless, but still, very cool. And Gary's a great guy to deal with. GLWTS, Gar!
  8. GaryLC


    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY

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