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For Sale/Trade RARE 1972 Acoustic Black Widow Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by richspillberg, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. richspillberg

    richspillberg Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Rhode Island
    This thing looks and sounds extraordinary. Not many ears have had occasion to hear 'em, but to mine they are not dissimilar to a Rickenbacker, but much more even-toned and robust-innately unique sound. This example is in clean shape and comes replete w/ its beautiful original pickup, tuners and those lovely ERO caps we commonly find on '70s Gibsons. Was lately gone over by legendary technician John Mouradian (Chris Squire). Ships w/ original plush-lined hardshell case. Interested in trading for Guild Starfire.

    Body: Black-lacquered maple, w/ german carve Neck: Black-finish, bolt-on maple w/ zero-fret Headstock: Wide, triple-bound center-peaked Fingerboard: Rosewood (20 fret) Bridge: Fine-tune bridge w/ large tailblock placed further back, designed to increase sustain. Scale: 34" nut to saddles Pickup: Humbucker with eight poles in the center position, with volume and tone. Jack: front-mounted.
    Screenshot_20190210-081423_Reverb. Screenshot_20190210-081425_Reverb. Screenshot_20190210-081429_Reverb. Screenshot_20190210-081437_Reverb.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
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  2. rashrader


    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    That’s gorgeous. I’d love to hear some sound samples. GLWTS.
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  3. I love the cowboy belt vbuckle protyector on the back. Also good for napping between sets
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  4. richspillberg

    richspillberg Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Enormous amount of interest in this, but, yes, it's still at hand.
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Awesome. Is the original bridge available?
  6. richspillberg

    richspillberg Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Unhappily it is not. Was purchased like it is.
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