SOLD Suntech P Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by zackthompson, Jul 15, 2019.


  1. Price:
    300
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Virginia
    Here is my Suntech P copy. Essentially it’s a Matsumoku factory P bass just like an Aria Pro II Precise or Tokai Hard Puncher. This one just has a Suntech logo on it. If you want to read more about the little bit of research available on the Suntech brand, you can check out this thread: Suntech Basses?

    In a nutshell, the Suntech brand comes from a small guitar shop in Kansas that ordered Japanese Fender copies and “Americanized” them to make them more marketable in America. They modded their instruments with a brass nut, “American made” DiMarzio pickups, and DiMarizio’s dual sound switch. Everything is original on this bass.

    This is a perfect example of the excellent build quality Japan was pushing out in the late 70’s. Everything is top notch on this bass and plays/sounds fantastic. Blindfolded, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in sound or feel from a Fender.

    Body: Alder? It’s not ash or sen due to the tight grain pattern. It’s not basswood because it’s a hard wood. I assume it’s alder.
    Neck: Maple neck and fingerboard. Frets are great. Excellent build quality. Truss Rod works
    Pickups: DiMarzio PAF
    Electronics: Volume, Tone, DiMarzio “dual sound” switch. Sounds like series/parallel to my ears.
    Tuners: Standard 70’s Japan
    Condition: Great. Couple of small dents or dings on the body. Neck has a very minor bit of wear on the edges.
    There is some damage to the pick guard under the tone knob. I would advise not removing the tone pot as it could break even more. I have taken the pick guard completely off before without issue.

    Here's a video:


    $300 + shipping
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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would definitely raise the price
     
  3. GSNOLA

    GSNOLA Opinionated but approachable 4-string Scotsman. Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    New Orleans
    PM sent.
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Killer. Want. Cannot justify though :(
     
  5. Sold! And you’re right, the price should’ve been higher. I’m just trying to get rid of it. For the record, I paid $500 from guitar center.
     
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