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Need help identifying a 1960s-70s Japanese short scale.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kablammo, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. kablammo


    Nov 19, 2013
    I just acquired a bass that looks to be from the 60s or 70s, made in Japan. It was advertised as a Bruno Conqueror, which I have researched extensively. I have yet to see this model on any of the Bruno-related forums or web pages.

    I have read that the Bruno line was originally sold by a retailer in Atlanta, GA in the 60s and 70s.

    I've attached a few photos provided by the seller for reference below.

    It's a 30" short scale with a lightweight thin sunburst body and one single coil pick-up close to the neck. The headstock logo is in metallic golden paint with the word "Conqueror" written in cursive. However, the name "Bruno" does not actually appear anywhere on the bass. The screw holes on the body lead me to conclude it originally had a bridge cover which was removed at some point.

    If you have any clues as to the origins of this bass, please let me know.