Maya Electric Bass, Rare Japanese Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jonathan Ojeda, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Hello everybody!
    I just bought a rare precision bass made in Japan the brand is Maya it looks very nice on the pics I still does not have it on my hands, but I have good expectations on that bass, but I write you to see if some one of you have any information about these basses If you know how can I find the manufacturing year of the bass, or any other information would be appreciated, also If some one of you have any Maya bass it would be good to see more beauties. thanks in advance talkbass!!
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  2. Looks like a thumb rest is supposed to go on.
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  3. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    Maya was one of the many "lawsuit era" brands being cranked out of factories in Japan in the '70s and early '80s. Not sure why these somehow get tagged as "rare," because they are pretty common. Well-made instruments, though!
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  4. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    Why on earth did they choose to call them Maya when the company was already called Rokkoman?

    I mean, come on, ROCKoman... :smug:
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    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Too many screws for me.:D
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  6. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I had a Maya telecaster, my very first electric guitar. Pretty good quality from what I remember, in terms of body, neck and overall build- pickups were the weak point but easily replaced. I imagine their basses were of equal quality in terms of craftsmanship.
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  7. swink

    swink Guest

    Jan 10, 2019
    Bought for $50 in 1993 was candy-apple PJ P-bass.
    Only the neck (birdseye-maple) and hardwear remains.
    Custom tropical wood body (don't ask me type of wood.)
    bridge-pickup relocated (little sound-experiment ... was trying to find warm lows and it works for me :D)
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  8. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    The body on these Maya basses was in some cases ply wood. Based on the grain I assume your bass is allso ply wood. They are however great instruments. Played one (jazz bass) and it had one of the finest necks I ever laid my hands on.
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