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Username: room037

Post Number: 20
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post


I found these photo in my archives.
May be these were ordered by Japanese delar shop.
I saw the bass at the shop that I haunted.
It has small body and Tree of Life inlays.

Custom guitar has nice inlays at finger board just like Santana's guitar !?.

custom bass custom guitar

I don't know who owns it now.
Username: mica

Post Number: 2001
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

The store that bought these was called Top the Line. In 1987 my mom, dad, Stanley Clarke and I visitied this shop, I think it was in Shibuya. They had a great collection of Alembics there.
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 319
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, what shapes are these two? Are they custom, or are there templates for these? Is the guitar the 'Scarab' I hear mentioned from time to time?

J o e y
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Username: room037

Post Number: 181
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

The bass is for sale at Tokyo.
It's so nice !
The price is over $5000.
But Tree of life inlay is $6000 option now.
If the bass has 5 strings ....

Eiji from Tokyo
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 627
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

Anyone interested in an Elan for a little bit more than $5000?

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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 195
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 9:55 am:   Edit Post

Wow, Eiji, that thing looks amazing! I'm going to be in Japan for a few weeks in December, but not in Tokyo - probably a good thing, I might be tempted!

By the way, the horns on the guitar you originally posted look kind of like my doubleneck...
doubleneck sadie
Username: hellotrae

Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2010
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Ok...After seeing room37's post of the replica I am getting pretty stoked! I am headed over to my Pop's to get some better pics! Thank You everyone for all your help & advise! =) Talk to you in a bit k = )
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Username: bluplirst

Post Number: 104
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 5:52 pm:   Edit Post


If you find that guitar for sale @ $5000, Let me Know!!!
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Username: room037

Post Number: 340
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

I don't remember exact price.
But $5000 was the exchange rate at that time.
If I find it same price, the price will be over $7000 now.

By the way, I like oliginal shape of the Santana guitar.
Original has larger body with tummy and elbow contour.

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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 558
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 8:15 pm:   Edit Post

oh my lord! i was just dreaming about a series II spoiler with an omega cut out! good to see that the shape looks good ;-)

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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 568
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

This Bass is offendingly beautifull!

(is this a word? (:P))

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