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 Post subject: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: August 25th, 2018, 6:04 pm 
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Hey guys... kind of looking to add another p-bass to the arsenal here, probably sell my jazz as I only play the P I have anyway...

I am a touch picky about what i'm looking for. I want an early 90s Japanese P, in black, with a maple neck. I know there's less of the maple neck ones out there. Ideally with a black pickguard but not a big deal if it doesn't have a black one. anodized is cool too :)

Weight is a big thing here. I bought my P off Carmine here, and it is the best P i've never played. tone is fantastic, and the weight is perfect for me. she weighs about 8, 9 lbs. so i would like something no heavier than this if at all possible.

lets see what you have! not looking to buy right away, but if the price is right, i will likely be tempted :lol:
Fender Japan, but if you have a cool vintage Tokai or Greco made in Japan, lets see it!

this Greco happens to be exactly it (other than being right handed which doesn't work for me haha)
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: August 27th, 2018, 4:22 am 
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I seen your comment about being picky so no offense if your not interested.
I have a few basses still left for sale, I have an early 80's USA Fender P with Maple Neck, it has a pearloid pickguard on it and I have the original white and you would be able to order a black one for it very easy. I also have an off white Fender P MIJ, again if your intestested please email or PM me and I can do better for the price and happy to ship to Calgary

http://www.bobsbargainbasementstudio.com/guitars%20sale.html


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: August 27th, 2018, 4:25 pm 
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hey! thanks for the offer, i will keep looking for the time being, but i might come back around :)


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: August 30th, 2018, 9:43 pm 
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Hey, thanks for the kind words! Something like this, eh? I bought this one in Japan and had it shipped over here.

Fresher... Never heard of them? Who are they?

It’s not weird if you haven’t heard of Fresher guitars, as they were sold exclusively in Japan as well as having a few models imported to the UK. Fresher was started in 1973 by Kyowa Shokai (a trading company) who had guitars and basses produced under the the Fresher brand until the company folded in 1985.

Early to mid 70's Fresher guitars were built for Kyowa Shokai by Matsumoto. But by around 1977-78 Kyowa Shokai had transitioned all Fresher production to Chushin Gakki, who upgraded the line to keep pace with the other high quality Japanese builders of the same period, like Greco and Tokai (Chushin Gakki also built guitars for the Japanese brands Burny and Fernandes). These are the Freshers to look for.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: August 31st, 2018, 6:00 am 
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exactly that! I knew you'd have something like it in your collection Carmine! :D that's a gorgeous P! how's she sound? how's the weight? i'll have to look around at Fresher, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: September 8th, 2018, 6:14 pm 
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Sorry for the delayed response- the weight is 8.6 lbs, perfect for a P bass, and the sound is your very typical "early-mid 70's P" (if you've heard a good Fender or Greco from that era, then you already know that tone well).


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese P-Bass, Black with Maple Neck
PostPosted: September 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm 
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that sounds about perfect indeed! if you ever decide you'd like to sell it, let me know! i'm only very casually looking right now, but if i find something that checks all the boxes for me, i'm sure i'll be all over it haha :)


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