Vintage Made in Japan Matsumoku Aria Pro II TSB 400 "Thor Sound" electric bass guitar
PRICE £350.00 PLUS SHIPPING.
This gorgeous ARIA Pro II "Thor Sound" TSB-400 bass guitar was made in Japan at the historic Matsumoku factory in 1980. According to the serial number, it's the 70th bass guitar made in 1980. I'm not a bass player but I have tried it and it has an enormous range in tone and feels and sounds like a few thousand £££ of vintage Fender rather than a bass costing just a few hundred pounds!!
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Other players seem to like this bass, here's what I gleened from the iternet "The Aria Pro II TSB-400 was the higher end of the Thor Sound models, this has two pickups which are massive split coils and this puts out a tremendous low end because of the P bass body design and rosewood fretboard, but you still can roll over the high end and get a lot of snap out of this bass".
The frets are in great shape and all of the electronics work and have been cleaned out. Cosmetically this is a great looking bass guitar, heavy but nonetheless, gorgeous to look at, hold and play. Of course there is some wear and tear and there's a small ding to the lower bout, just below the volume / tone controls on the edge. I have shown this in the images supplied plus you can see how light the wear is across the instrument as a whole. While there are some dings and surface scratches it's absolutely nothing for a bass instrument that has been played and loved across 4 decades.
So if you are a serious Japanese collector and want a very nice all original thumper here it is. If you have any questions at all please ask. Offers welcome but don't try to low-ball me, I'll leave it on the wall as a beautiful ornament rather then give it away!!