What klira bass do i own

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matthewillbass, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Im having a hard time figuring out what klira bass i have because i cant find anything with klira written that way. Anyone have an idea? Thanks so much
     

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  2. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    That is a Klira hollow body short scale bass from the early '70s. looks like solid spruce top to me. yay!
     
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  3. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Thanks. The headstock confused me
     
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  4. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Thanks. The headstock really confused me. Is a 500/1 or a twen Or is tht the same thing?
     
  5. Dabndug

    Dabndug Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    Klira Twen Star, definitely not a 500/1, which is a Hofner model number.

    Given the bolt-on neck, it is a later Twen Star model 356 - made in '67 or '68. The earlier set-neck Twen Star was the model 162.

    They're amazingly cool, and a funky alternative to the ubiquitous Hofner.
     
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  6. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
     
  7. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Ok. Thanks is there not a lot of this model floating around? I couldnt find headstock written like that. Thanks for your response I just joined basstalk today and really enjoying it
     
  8. Dabndug

    Dabndug Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    Welcome to TB Matthew!

    Given Klira was not a huge volume manufacturer, tended to change specs often, and given that production ended in '68 (so that the percentage of surviving basses may not be huge), your bass is pretty rare, though not necessarily a super valuable collectible. It definitely has a dedicated fanbase in any event. Eastwood have just launched their take on the Twen Star, which is a tribute of sorts. I have been keeping an eye out for one for years but they rarely ship down to Australia.

    Regarding the headstock, there were quite a few different versions of both the headstock and the logo, so there are probably only a few with your exact specs.
     
  9. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Canada
    Your Klira is a Twen Star model 356. Klira made the TS356 in 1967.

    Enjoy,

    TD
     
  10. oranje

    oranje Living Deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    Fantastic bass. I had one for a looong time and just returned it to its original owner. Play the heck out of it!
     
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  11. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Thanks everyone for helping me out. I really appreciate it
     
  12. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    AZ
    It's not to cleara to me either, what kind of bass you have.
     
  13. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Your Klira is one that @godofthunder59 did not get to first, which makes it very rare indeed.
     
  14. Matthewillbass

    Matthewillbass

    Mar 31, 2019
    Anyone know if a hofner pickguard with hardware will fit the klira ?
     
  15. Beautiful bass, enjoy it. They are wonderful.