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SOLD Vintage MIJ Lyle Hollowbody - PRICE REDUCED

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dee-man, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Howdy TB. Trying to clear out gear that's not getting used.

    This is a 1968-1970 Lyle full hollowbody bass guitar. It was made on the infamous Matsumoko Island in Japan where they churned out some great instruments starting in the 60s (and where Fender did its main production in the mid 80s). Do some research and you'll see how well-made these are.

    The bass is in excellent condition for its age. It's all original and everything works as it should. It's a short scale (30"). Maple body (I think), maple neck and rosewood fretboard. Some very minor scratches here and there and one spot where the binding on the body has a very slight gap. A prior owner also made some of the side dot markers larger, unfortunately by using a black magic marker (see pics). Also, the mute padding needs to be replaced, but the mute otherwise works as it should. That's about it. None of these things affect playability or tone.

    I got this bass off ebay maybe a year and a half ago and it's only left the house a couple of times. Had it set up professionally and put new strings on it (Status black nylon tapewounds). If you're looking for a really cool bass with that classic hollowbody thump, then you should come check this out. Balances well, the neck is thick and comfy and the bass is relatively light (probably 7-8 pounds).

    $350 or best reasonable offer. Price includes shipping CONUS. Add $40 if you'd like a minty matching Italia leather strap (4" wide) that looks great with the bass. Sorry, never got a case for it, but it will be well-packed regardless. Prefer a local sale, which will be discounted.

    Thanks for looking, DM

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. Nice
  3. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Thanks. Price reduced - now $350 shipped CONUS. Add $40 if you want the strap too.
  4. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Wed bump. No love for a vintage Matsumoka Island thumper? Show your love and make an offer.
  5. blueskid


    Sep 11, 2006
    washington, dc
    Much love, no monies...
  6. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Deal pending.
  7. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    And SOLD! Thanks TB.
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