Okay then....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by millsbass5, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Geeez... It's not even NICE koa...
  2. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Ok: KOA Bodies are almost illegal nowadays for environmental protection limit

    But there's an SPB3 (Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split P) over there: it doesn't look so "faithfully original"

    JMHO here of course

  3. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Beautiful and rare bass, but that price is crazy lol.
  4. bassmalone4

    bassmalone4 Banned

    Sep 9, 2013
    Bet that thing sounds like it was soaked in honey.
  5. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Huh? What does "almost illegal" mean? I know you can still order Koa bodies and necks from Carvin according to their website.
  6. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Koa from Hawaii is very well regulated and documented. It is expensive, but available. A number of Asian acacia species have been passed of as koa in recent years.
  7. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    It's like when a guy almost gets a girl pregnant. ;)

    Koa is beatiful. I had an Ibanez ATK500 that had a Koa top. One of the ones I shouldn't have let go. :crying:
  8. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    He also has "BRAZ" in the description, which hints at a Brazilian fretboard. I don't know if that was ever available from Grecco, but if so that would really be something. Possibly something difficult to ship as well.
    Fuji-Gen Gakki was absolutely putting out beautiful top quality work in '80 though. The '78-'82 period they were trying really hard to show the world they could compete with the very best because Ibanez was demanding it.
  9. After clicking on the link, it appears to have been sold.
  10. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Someone may have told him that bass isn't going anywhere if it's got a Brazilian board on it.