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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 57pbass, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Thanks to a post I left in the “What Basses Are You Hankering For” thread, Talkbass user Facethemusic reached out to me offering this beautiful instrument. Thank you again for contacting me.
    It’s an AVRI 74 Jazz Bass and I have been hunting for this exact makeup for a few months. It’s a classic looking bass and after all of my years playing I’ve never owned a 3TSB bass with the Rosewood/Block Inlay fingerboard.
    If you’re not familiar with this AVRI Fender series, they are on par with the USA Geddy Lee Basses with a super high quality build and are very reasonably priced.
    Now the big question.. tortoise shell pickguard or leave it as is ?

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
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  2. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
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  3. 4-fingers


    Nov 22, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    Lovely Jazz! I have 2 AVRI Precisions and am a big fan of the series. I would leave the black guard. Would love to score one exactly the same.
  4. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    This makeup was tough to locate. thankfully the seller reached out.
  5. Five String

    Five String Supporting Member

    I had a jazz with a 1978 or 1979 serial number that I got in 1982. It had a very dark rosewood neck with white/pearloid inlays like that. The rosewood was so dark it looked like ebony. The body and pickguard were black.

    Yours looks fantastic.
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  6. 4-fingers


    Nov 22, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    @57pbass I would also love a sonic or daphne blue model with rosewood and blocks. Maybe I should post like you did! One of my AVRIs is a 57P.
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  7. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Thank you. I just received it yesterday. Thankfully Facethemusic kept it in new condition.
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  8. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    The funny thing is that I had a post for this bass in “Gear Wanted “ a lot longer than the Hankering post.
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  9. Raoul_Duke

    Raoul_Duke Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    That looks so good with the black guard. I’m sure tort would be nice as well but holy cow is that ever a looker. I don’t think I’d change a thing. Congrats to you!
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  10. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Thank you
  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Personal call. But the black is cool. My 73s have black. But no blocks so I’m jelly. Beautiful.
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  12. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    I had to go look in the room where I keep my stuff and check that I didn't sell it to you in a blackout.

    Keep the black.
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  13. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    This is a custom shop with matching headstock. They’re asking $4400. and without the matching headstock $4800.
    Hard pass from me. A2965F1C-0AB8-4834-AC73-B458A5A3A350.jpeg
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  14. Chris Breese

    Chris Breese Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    Farmington, IL USA
    Black pickguard with those block inlays. She’s a beaut, Clark!
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  15. I have a ‘99 75 AVRI that I love, and was looking for one of the 74’s as well..
    Great basses, and I vote black pickguard..

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  16. CTBassGuy


    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    Dang, that’s beautiful!
    As for the pick guard, honestly, I like the black. YMMV...
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  17. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    I wouldn't change a thing!!!
    That black PG with those block inlays look amazing.
    Congrats on your new acquisition, great looking bass... :thumbsup:
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  18. Shorelinegold

    Shorelinegold Supporting Member


    I have the Classic Series 70s Jazz Bass (MIM) which has the same cosmetics and I switched out the black one for a tort one and I love the way it looks.

    Congratulations! That is one beautiful bass and I bet she plays and sounds great.
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  19. 4-fingers


    Nov 22, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    A similar AVRI Jazz I owned. Loved everything about it except I’m not a fan of natural finishes. It was heavy too! Traded for an American Vintage 63P.

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  20. A Spitfire guard on that would look awesome.
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