SOLD TODAY ONLY PRICE!! Momose MJB2 Special - High End, Handmade in Japan, Excellent

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dub56, Jan 12, 2021.


  1. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Price:
    1100
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Colorado
    Country:
    United States
    Up for sale is a superb jazz bass, rarely seen in the USA. Momose MJB2 Special.

    This bass was hand built in Japan by Momose. Momose is one of the more renowned and leading high end luthiers/brands in Japan.

    This is essentially a master built 70s style Jazz bass with excellent components (quartersawn maple neck and quartersawn maple fingerboard, high grade light ash body, custom hand-wound pickups with cloth wiring, etc.).
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    The pickups are some of the best I’ve heard in a jazz bass, they sound great to my ear. Bass has a push/pull tone pot for series/parallel which is very cool. The neck and fingerboard wood selection is beautiful.

    I believe this exact same bass is featured in the video below from Bass Japan Direct. You can hear how great the bass sounds, and he also does a great job describing it and the quality.

    VIDEO:


    A bass like this would cost you around $2000-2100+ new from Japan, plus normally $100-200 in shipping and even more on top of that in import fees.

    While they’re not cheap by any means, these are especially excellent for the money. A very well-kept secret here since there aren’t many in the US. I’ve seen comments comparing Momose instruments to Fender Custom Shop (etc.) quality/build wise. If you do a search it should be easy to find glowing comments about them.

    Specs (from a past Bass Japan Direct listing of this same bass):

    “Top of the line classic build from one of Japan's leading luthier, Momose San.

    This bass features qs maple fretboard, a maple neck, top grade light ash body and custom hand wound pickups

    It plays like a breeze achieving sub 1mm action if needed. Incredible stuff. Really one of the best basses you could wish for.”

    Body. Light ash
    Neck: QS maple on maple
    Nut. Bone 36mm
    Scale: 34"
    Grip. Ultra thin c (20mm deep at 3rd fret and 22mm at 12th)
    Pickups. Original groove 70s
    Bridge. Gotoh 203b 19mm pitch.
    Tuners. Gotoh fb3
    Controls. Vol, bal, tone, boost.

    WEIGHT: ~8lbs 9.8oz (see photo)

    Bass is in excellent condition, I’m only aware of one small ding (pictured below) and normal scratching on the pickguard.
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    I hate to let this bass go, I really like it and IMO it is hard to beat in this price range, but I could use some extra cash for house/car related expenses. I already have another jazz bass from the same factory / parent company in Japan which I’m very attached to, so that’s the only reason this beauty is on the block.

    Originally posted at $1,500 shipped
    Price drop - $1,375 shipped CONUS

    TONIGHT ONLY - $1,100 shipped

    PayPal or Venmo
    Bass will ship in a high end padded gig bag

    Please PM with any offers or questions, thanks for looking.
     

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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
  2. Tim Craig

    Tim Craig Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Nashville area
    I had a P. Super hi quality and comparable to Sadowsky which I have owned a few (still do).
     
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  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    You sure you want to sell this? Neck looks killer!
     
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  4. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Every time I’ve picked it up and played it recently I’ve been asking myself the same thing. Love that quartersawn neck and board, and the pickups are great!
     
  5. Nice!
     
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  6. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Make me an offer on this beauty. Someone will get a killer bass for the price.

    If this doesn’t sell in the next couple of weeks I might just find a way to keep it, but I’d like to try to find this one a good home first.
     
  7. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    A photo showing concealed fret stems goes a long way illustrating the attention to detail the Deviser folks put into their instruments. I believe this involves an additional maple binding that comes after fret insertion. Always been Yamaha's forte.
     
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  8. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    I don’t think these particular basses have the concealed stems, but they do have excellent attention to detail all around and (as mentioned in the video above) a ton of attention put into fret ends, rounding, etc. Very comfortable. The folks at Deviser do put a huge amount of care into the instruments they make. Here are a few photos in case it helps:
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  9. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    I stand corrected. This might be a custom feature. Pic from a 2013 Deviser calendar that came with a Seventy Seven Hawk jazz ES175 clone i purchased not too long ago. 20210122_112120.jpg

    Knowing their attention to detail, the MJB-2 Special must be on top of the 70s four string jazz basses available today. At least as good as ESP navigators i would say.
     
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  10. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Price drop to $1,375 shipped CONUS
     
  11. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    TODAY ONLY PRICE DROP:

    $1,150 SHIPPED CONUS

    My other bass up for sale sold this morning... so if anyone buys the Momose in time for me to pack it up today and ship it out tomorrow with the other bass I can offer the special price above.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
  12. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    Now that's a steal
     
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  13. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Still some time left today for me to pack it up... PM if interested
     
  14. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    I’ll sweeten the pot a little more if anyone is interested...

    $1,100 shipped CONUS, tonight only

    Crazy quality bass for this price! Hoping this bass will make someone happy.

     
  15. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Last call at this price
     
  16. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Ahhh, ummmmmmm. hmph.
     
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  17. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    And SOLD, thank you all for the interest
     
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