Toyota made basses? Check this out

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spirit of Ox, Dec 9, 2022.

  1. J-Bass RMR

    J-Bass RMR Supporting Member

    I hear you can get great mileage out of these....
  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    pretty cool! i don't remember "toyota instruments" as being a thing: if it plays nicely, who cares?

    but, i'm gonna see what Kia has to offer..........
  3. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    My first impression was that it might be faked, as I've never heard of this before, and because the nameplate on the headstock is a bit off center - suggesting home-made. But after looking them up online, this seems very legit. Interesting find. Thanks for posting!
  4. fretlessbass

    fretlessbass Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Tucson, AZ
    Hey, why not?
    After all, I’ve ridden a Yamaha motorcycle AND played a Yamaha bass…
  5. capnjagg

    capnjagg Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Moreno Valley, CA
    I’ve driven a couple Hondas, and played a Hondo strat. Not quite the same though…
  6. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    A co-worker of mine has one of these, found in an abandoned storage unit a few years ago. It’s fun to play. I’ve seen a couple of others around as well.

    The seller’s price and claim of “Impossibly rare” seem impossibly optimistic to me. They’re not especially great instruments but, yes, they’re uncommon so I guess that’s something.
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  7. Levent


    Oct 26, 2022
    I've worn Fodera hats tho u know.:cool:
  8. SkylineFiver

    SkylineFiver Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Placer County CA
    It is a thing… google toyota guitars
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  9. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Just saw her band the other night!
    GREAT show!! :bassist::hyper:

  10. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Don't overlook this too...

  11. I'll wait for the high end Lexus bass.

    Edit: I had to look... I guess Fender beat me to it and at only $6,000.00 :

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2022
  12. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hmmm....would be quite interesting to carry my Toyota in my Toyota, but not for $1200 lol
  13. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Won’t be long!
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  14. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Curb weight?
  15. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    I played a Hummer once... :unsure:
  16. David_70

    David_70 I Can’t Complain; But Sometimes I Still Do Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Beat me to it!! Was going to say, “Weight?” 2,000 pounds, but balances well.
  17. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Oddly enough, I just customized a GK cab that I got cheap:


    It was from an 88 Camry I had, was sitting in my parts box in the garage, and this cab needed a badge of some sort.
    I guess I'm not the originator of such ideas. BUMMER!
  18. And they last forever!
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  19. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    More and more, I've been hearing people say their Volkswagen basses are just as good, if not even better, than Porsche basses.


    That's cool and all, but I'm saving up my bucks for a Lexus bass.

    :D [​IMG]
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