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No longer available MAS HINO OLINTO P -PRICE DROP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by smillhouse, Dec 9, 2018.


  1. smillhouse

    smillhouse Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Price:
    $2000
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    This is a very early Mas Hino hand made Olinto based on Duck Dunn’s 58 P.
    It is an amazing bass but I find myself playing my other Olinto which was one of the first 2 or 3 made with a black body and rosewood fingerboard.
    After he made this one, I played it and bought it that day.
    Maple fingerboard, hand carved soft V shaped neck. Pickups are wound by Mas.
    Everything exactly as I bought it.
    $2100 plus slipping
    Very well balanced and light, don’t know exactly, but bathroom scale it’s 8 lbs

    I played it for a time on a 70’s rock style Broadway show and it was amazing with pick and fingers, so clear and punchy.
    I also used it on a a 3 week tour in China last year playing through everything from a full SVT stack to a poopy wedge monitor and still was able to find happines. This year I used my black one on the tour.
    We recorded a CD from the tour which is on Spotify - The Unreachable Stars in China - if you want to hear some live clips. I don’t remember what sort of amp (if there was one) or recording equipment was in that city, but in spite of everything I still think it’s a testament to how solid the bass sounds.

    It’s in near mint condition just as it was when I got it from Mas. I take very good care of my instruments. It still has the same set of LaBella flats they were in it when I bought it. 45-105
    Back of the headstock signed by Mas.


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  2. sorgas

    sorgas Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Hi Steve, you have a pm

    Best
     
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  3. dabass

    dabass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    NYC
    someone grab this bass.... you have no idea how special theses basses are, just picked one up....

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  4. smillhouse

    smillhouse Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Nice bass!!! The cool thing is they are all pretty individual instruments! Every one I’ve played feels and sounds different, but all awesome!
     
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  5. dabass

    dabass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    NYC
    There aren't too many of these basses around, limited production! I'd keep it, they will definitely increase in value.
     
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  6. smillhouse

    smillhouse Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Unfortunately I need the money at the moment... I have another one with a rosewood board that I’m keeping.. it was one of the first 3 or 4 completed...
     
  7. smillhouse

    smillhouse Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Man that body wood and finish on yours is killing! and that fingerboard!!!
     
  8. dabass

    dabass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    NYC
    Thanks, plays like butter and sings... Ridiculous playability
     
  9. smillhouse

    smillhouse Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    New York, NY

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