Another Crappy (?) Old Hollow Uknown Bass

zaraxisof

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Hello folks, found this weird wooden thing. Hollow bass from 50s, 60s ..?
Handmade probably? Crappy or decent who knows :D
Any recognizable clue or part welcomed, never seen those pickups again.

What do you think guys?
 

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Blazer

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That Pickup is a DiMarzio Model G which firmly places the origine of the instrument in Late seventies/early eighties.
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As for the rest of the instrument, I guess whoever built it found a top of an archtop guitar and just went from there. Since that top is the only thing on the instrument that doesn't look like its home made.

Vibe-wise it reminds me of one of those Takamine acoustic basses.
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Yeah a lot of work went into that! If the weird neck joint is solid, a little elbow grease might make that a gem. Kinda cool looking, so the electronics work? Looks like a lot of switches, may be a cool tone in there. Interested to hear your thoughts...
 

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My only concern comes for that look like cracked / damaged neck joint or anything. Seems pretty bad there. :(
 




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