SOLD John Kallas Masterbuilt 1966 Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Wolfman, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Price:
    Other than playing at Church, I am just not playing enough to justify keeping such a nice bass so I have decided to put this up for sale. I picked this up here on TB in 2016 and it has never left the house. I never gigged with it.
    Buyer pays shipping. Lower 48 USA only though paypal. Not interested in trades.

    From the original seller:
    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.

    Last pic shows a page from the 1966/67 Fender catalog with the bass this one was modeled on far left.
    Links from last sale:

    SOLD - John Kallas Masterbuilt 1966 Jazz Bass

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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
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  2. More or Les

    More or Les Inactive

    Aug 14, 2014
    Long Island, NY
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  3. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Johns basses are sweet
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  4. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    Where does John source his bodies and necks from? Does he rework then after they're received?

    Just curious as I am drooling over this bass.
  5. To be honest I don’t know. I am sure there are fellow TBer’s that can speak to this but I’m not the expert. He has a lot of info on his website though:
    johnk vintage basses
  6. Hi neighbor. Nice bass
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  7. Now offering free shipping!
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  8. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    That’s a really good deal. Someone will be very happy. If I didn’t have this already, I might have to consider. GLWTS!

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
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  9. Getting ready to pull this one down...
  10. Did this bass get sold? If so, and the new owner is ever interested in selling, please PM me! If not, please let me know if you still want to sell it. Thanks!
  11. Over a year later, and I’m still interested, if the owner is looking to sell. :)