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SOLD John Kallas Masterbuilt 1966 Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dickie, Dec 5, 2016.


  1. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    Price:
    1399
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Virginia
    Beautiful John Kallas 1966 Jazz Bass. Kallas builds these as close to original spec as possible. That means nitro finish, period correct tuners(lollipop), 1966 neck profile, 1966 headstock. Great looking bass that also sounds great. Many say these are nicer than some Fender Custom Shop builds and I have to agree. Has a very small ding on body-see pic. Weight is about 9.3lbs. Bass comes with a matching lollipop Hipshot D-tuner installed(plus original E tuner in case) and tweed hardshell case. Buyer pays shipping. Lower 48 USA only. Last pic shows a page from the 1966/67 Fender catalog with the bass this one was modeled on far left. Possible trades for a Fender P Bass+cash.
     

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  2. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Arkansas
    Really nice
     
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  3. totallywink

    totallywink Gold Supporting Member

    wow....
     
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  4. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    These are great basses. I own one and it's my first call jazz bass. Every bit as good as some of the real vintage Fenders IMO.
     
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  5. fenderdefender

    fenderdefender

    Jun 3, 2011
    Really nice I think block and bound looks better than dot and bound too!
     
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  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Any specific trades you are looking for?
     
  7. guitarbrent

    guitarbrent Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2016
    What pickups are in this beast?
     
  8. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    Duncan SJB-1 I believe.
     
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  9. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    20140919_101332. I've got this '87 Ray....and others (Cirruses/Millenniums/G-Basses) if you are interested. I'm in RVA so shipping won't be an issue. PM me back if interested.
     
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  10. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    Bump
     
  11. PaulReside

    PaulReside

    Mar 14, 2016
    Scottsdale Az
    Wait, I'm not trying to be a jerk, just curious how he can use the headstock logo and not have Fender get upset? Nice bass btw.
     
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  12. My understanding is he built this for himself initially. He's not in the business of selling Fender copies.
     
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  13. Cant believe at this price this bass is still for sale!
     
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  14. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    I don't know exactly. I assume it was made by Kallas as a '66 replica and it was likely a special order by one of his customers. All I know is it looks the part, sounds the part, and plays great. Very low action on this one.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
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  15. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test... Supporting Member

    Ummm... Testimonials

    Beautiful bass!
     
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  16. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    What he said ^
     
  17. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Indianapolis
    Great bass at a great price here. If I had the scratch it'd be a no brained!
     

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