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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Persona87, Jul 19, 2020.
Atelier Z M265
fujigen/Matsumoku is still around making great instruments, so I hear. Haven’t gotten my hands on one myself.
The Lawsuit period basses that Ibanez was making are great...
I have a lot of love for 80’s Japanese Basses.
That’s when Moon, Tokai, Ibanez and others were on an incredible roll.
Even Fender had to acknowledge and eventually embrace their quality.
I can’t speak to their current offerings, but here are some examples of their 80’s work.
They sound and play as good as they look - especially that Moon bass
Bossa... (which became Real Bossa Design)- & I’m not sure if they are building currently. This is my 3rd Bossa & they really are amazing instruments !
Another vote for Aria. Here’s my 1981 SB700... my first ever bass. One word of warning, though. People claim that they’re made of Ash. I have my suspicions it might actually be dark matter!
3 Tune basses , 10 years apart.
Left. Assembled in Japan from Korean parts/hardware,mid 90's
Middle. Original Tune Japan mid 80's
Right Korean Tune, mid 00's.
I have both things and the Yamaha takes it.
The Warwick has a lot of options, which is great, but the Yamaha is the best no nonsense bass ever.
I wish I was smart enough to have kept the Vantage I had in high school. neck-through, all blond, Ps.
This is what's left of the mighty Matsumoku factory:
Fuji is doing all right, however.