Inexplicable and ugly EST

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by abarson, Jun 24, 2016.

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  1. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Found this on my local Craigslist.
    EST BLUE BASS

    The headstock makes no sense to me. They use a mahogany stringer in the maple(?) neck in order to mount the machine heads in the wrong orientation, meaning you won't be able to put it in a regular hard case. String break angle would be quite inconsistent.
    The body has an odd 3D carving, with the upper outline reminiscent of a Wishbass Fantasy, but then the horns are short and stubby. The upper horn is shorter that the lower, kind of like a Mosrite. There is no roundover on any of the body edges, making me think this will be uncomfortable.

    I can't find any information on the builder on the Web. Anyone else ever encountered such a monstrosity?
     
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
  3. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
  4. arbiterusa

    arbiterusa

    Sep 24, 2015
    SoCal
    Hideous AND impractical. Quite a combo there.

    Exactly the sort of bass I'd expect to find in a pawnshop in Watsonville. I do miss living up there.
     
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  5. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    I agree.It IS inexplicably ugly!