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Matsumoku Oakland XB100 Long Scale

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bruce Phares, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Bruce Phares

    Bruce Phares

    Jun 25, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Greetings, Low-Enders!
    Trying to gather some intel to be able to post intelligently. Purchased in the early/mid '80s, but never knew anything about it.

    It's got a 6-position tone selector, amazingly strong neck, great sustain.
    IMG_1645 (Medium) (Custom).JPG

    I'm an acoustic player so the longer length was appealing. I did some research a year or so ago and some TB friends help me figure out the Matsumoku connection. Its serial number is 010053, and I've searched the web for years and only seen one other photo of even a remotely similar bass.

    The closest I've found is this TalkBass post from 2013:
    Matsumoku factory neck through basses compared.

    I see similarities to the Vantage and to searches for Mats Neck Thru: (matsumoku neck through bass - Google Search). But the head is clearly not of the Vantage design, right?

    I want to think that this was an experimental model, hence the XB100 and low serial number? Anyone want to correct or expound?

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
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  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Cool bass! As part of prepping, pop $20 for a supporting membership. Otherwise "what's it worth" threads are a violation of the ToS.
    Wish I had more info on the bass for you, other than "very cool!"
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  3. Bruce Phares

    Bruce Phares

    Jun 25, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks, Kesslari! I edited out the violation comments. Thanks for the leeway on that, my second post ever on the site.


  4. Wolf62


    Jan 13, 2018
    Hamburg, Germany
    oakland.JPG Hi Bruce! I just became a member here and saw your post. I really love the Oakland Bass. Here are some pictures of my Oakland - fun fact: some details are different, but it is a XB100 as well. Pretty cool sound!

    IMG_20180113_131000. IMG_20180113_131029. IMG_20180113_131118. IMG_20180113_131138. IMG_20180113_131219. IMG_20180113_131314. IMG_20180113_131330. IMG_20180113_131354.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018

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