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SOLD Pre-EB 1979 Musicman Sabre, black/maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dukeplaysbass, Jan 19, 2012.


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  1. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    1979 MusicMan Sabre. Black/maple. Really nice axe, in the OHSC. One big bump, seen in pix. Otherwise, a few scuffs here and there but in very good shape for its age. G string tuner is slightly bent. Dates on neck heel and neck pocket clearly show 1979. Weighs about 9.6 lbs on my old analog postal scale.

    SOLD


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  2. Bunyo

    Bunyo

    Jan 6, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I W A N T I T B A D L Y !!!
    Sweet bass, but expensive.
     
  3. I believe that is an excellent price for that Bass. These are great instruments and they are getting harder and harder to find.
    Pre EB Sabres and Singrays are the shiznit! I'd ask more if it were mine. GLWTS!
     
  4. Bunyo

    Bunyo

    Jan 6, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I know, I know... but everybody has its limitations. Especially in these days.
     
  5. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Expensive FOR YOU maybe. :D

    Beautiful bass. If only my funds were not tied up in other basses, this would be mine! :bassist:
     
  6. someparts

    someparts

    Nov 22, 2010
    Ohio
    Woot!
     
  7. I paid more for mine two years ago. A lot more. Consider a USA HAMER 12ver + 900 on my end. ( Couldn't play the Hamer for Crap so it just sat anyway )
     
  8. Bunyo

    Bunyo

    Jan 6, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Yep too expensive for me. In two last weeks I bought MM Bongo and a P-Bass USA 2008. So maybe next week :p
     
  9. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    DOOOO IIIIIITTTTTTT !!!!! :bassist:

    This bass is in great shape. I've seen much worse condition Sabres go for almost as much. Also, I see it has what looks to be all original switches. I don't see many PreEB models that haven't had at least one replaced.
     
  10. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Not really that expensive. These don't come on the market very often.

    And this one looks to be in about as good a shape as you'll find for something of that vintage that's actually been PLAYED.:smug:
     
  11. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    How many of these do you need?!?!
    You won't rest until you have them all, will you?

    :D

    Killer bass, GLWTS! Price is nice, btw...
     
  12. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    That thing is only a year younger than my Precision... which also is black-black-maple.

    They would make a nice pair... sigh... alas...
     
  13. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    What can I say. I loves my Sabres. :bassist:.. 'Sides, I don't have a black one ... Yet. :eek: :D
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    snap....that's nice.
     
  15. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    i love my 79 sabre fretless killer instrument, don't know if I could get rid of it cause I don't know if i'd ever see another one like it
     
  16. Cinquez Griffin

    Cinquez Griffin

    Apr 4, 2011
    Ohio
    And thus we see were the G&L was born....great bass I want it just because of its history
     
  17. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    Lots of nibbles, but still available!
     
  18. bent

    bent

    Mar 7, 2004
    Green Bay, WI
    Awesome bass and good price! 9.6 is pretty light for these basses - mine was well over 12lbs!

    fyi, many of these 79s were actually 80s! Only way to know for sure is to pop the neck off and check the dates. Mine had a 79 neck and an 80 body.
     
  19. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    I ran the serial number off the MM registry, and it was solidly in 79. If anyone is super intereted, I'll give them enough of the number and the website to check it out. But I'd rather not pop the neck if I don't have to.
     
  20. Leo thechampion

    Leo thechampion

    Nov 2, 2011
    Man, that is a great bass, cheers
     

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