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SOLD FS: Vintage 1981 Eko BA-4NPE fretless acoustic bass guitar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by BigDBass, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

    This Eko fretless acoustic bass guitar was made in Italy on 22 October 1981 and is in pretty impressive condition considering its age. I've had it 16+ years. I've found information that confirms that the serial number reflects the exact date of production based on the serial number. So this bass is 32 years old.

    The Eko factory closed in 1987, so here's your chance to own a piece of bass history.

    This particular bass is model BA-4NPE. "BA" for "Basso Acustico", "-4" for 4-string. "N" for "no frets", "PE" for piezeoelectric pick-up.

    The nut width is approximately 1.8" and scale is 34".

    The top and back of the body is bound in white. There are some various scratches and dings commensurate with age. On the top of the body there is a crack on each side of the fingerboard. (Visible in pics below.) As far as I can tell they are just on the surface; I can't feel them on the inside.

    The fingerboard is unlined and while there are some marks and scratches, it has no major wear or grooves from strings. There are side markers at the "fret" positions. It's strung with tapewound strings.

    It has the piezoelectric pick-up option from the factory that is fully operational and sounds great.

    Unplugged, the volume is sufficient for jamming with an acoustic guitar or hand percussion. With a small amp it's perfect for an acoustic-y gig at a coffee house, restaurant, or wine bar. It sounds great through my Phil Jones Bass Cub.

    The tone (unplugged or amplified) on this old thing is fantastic. It has a great fretless "mwah" sound, and can emulate an upright pretty darn well.

    Included is a like new Gator gig bag that fits perfectly.

    Payment via Paypal only. Continental USA only.
    [del]Asking price is $525 OBO including shipping.[/del]
    Price drop:
    [del]$500 shipped.[/del]SOLD!

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  2. davelowell2

    davelowell2 Uhh... FaFaFooey is BaBaBooey... Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    NYC via StL
  3. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

  4. jbossolo


    Sep 22, 2011
    That is cool!
  5. jkumnick

    jkumnick Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Southern Maine
    I've had one of these for 20 years and love it. Really well made and they sound great. Good luck.
  6. CanaDave


    Mar 4, 2012
    Any chance that you could ship to Toronto? If not maybe I can swing something through a friend who lives in Chicago.
  7. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

  8. This is the sexiest acoustic bass I've ever seen. I have zero use for an acoustic and still can't help but open this thread every time it's bumped just to drool.
  9. <wipes away drool>
  10. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

    :D You really should just make an offer :ninja::bassist:
  11. d180fuzz

    d180fuzz C21H30O2

    Jul 10, 2008
    West Los, CA
    Bump for using the word "commensurate", for an unbelievably beautiful bass, and for the pic with the baby hand pulling the tapewound.

    Wish I had the scratch - I concur with jlane - it's stunning.

  12. klanger2003

    klanger2003 Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    Are there any controls or just the output jack ?

    Could you provide the dimensions of the of the body including the depth, and the string spacing? Thx.
  13. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

    No controls. Just output jack.

  14. lsabina


    Sep 3, 2008
  15. klanger2003

    klanger2003 Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2002
  16. klanger2003

    klanger2003 Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    p.m. sent
  17. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!


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