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SOLD NEW PRICE: '70s Electra-Matsumoku EB-3 (Tri-Tone 2261)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JxBass, Jun 1, 2016.


  1. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Price:
    275
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Maine

    FOR SALE:
    $275 shipped. Nice, vintage Electra EB-3 from the well-regarded Matsumoku factory. It has seen wear over 40 years but it's in overall good condition and plays great - perhaps the most comfortable neck I've ever played. Unlike many EB basses, it's a 34" long scale bass.

    The following occurred over the years, before I owned it. They are strictly cosmetic and don't effect its playability: one original lollipop tuner was replaced with a clover-style; a strap button was moved to/from the neck and the hole was patched; the original bridge cover and thumb rest are missing; a couple of screws on the pickup ring are stripped - ring is still secure; 40 years of "road worn" scratches, scuffs, and dings.

    Ships to Lower 48 only. PayPal preferred. No trades.

    PICS:

    Front.

    Rear.
    Body Front.
    Body Front 2.

    Body Rear.
    Head Front.
    Head Rear.
    Strap Button.
    Scuffs.
    Neck Front.
    Neck Rear.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
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  2. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Very purty.
     
  3. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Thanks! It really plays like a dream.
     
  4. RoyGBass

    RoyGBass Thumper & Twanger

    May 4, 2014
    New York, New York
    I own one of these and the model name is Tri-Tone 2261
     
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  5. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
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  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    just put this on ebay for 695 and split the cash with me :)
     
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  7. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Or ... buy it from me, then put it on eBay and keep ALL the profits :D
     
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  8. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    I know I'm not supposed to comment on prices, but I do view this as an extreme deal on a super cool mij bass:)
     
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  9. RoyGBass

    RoyGBass Thumper & Twanger

    May 4, 2014
    New York, New York
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  10. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I was asked its scale length and realized I dropped that detail from the title when I dropped the price :nailbiting: It's 34", which I've added into the overall description. It's an important feature as many of the EB basses for sale are short or medium scale.