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wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 40
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

Excellent condition Koa Distillate. $2350.00 shipped to lower 48.1981 Distillate
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 41
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

Nice bass.full shot
hammer
Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 300
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice bass. I love the look of Koa. Some additional pics would help. Good luck in your sale
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 42
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

Thanks hammer, more pics coming.32inch scale, Koa top and back, Koa headstock, I believe the center wood is walnut. Maple neck with purple heart stringers. Great shape.Distillate
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 43
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 4:58 am:   Edit Post

Headstock.Headstock
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 44
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post

Some scratches on the brass plate on the back. back
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 45
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 5:05 am:   Edit Post

Back of neck. back of neck
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 46
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

rear
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 47
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill! Now I look at it again, I don't think it has a Koa back at all. It looks like two pieces. Koa top and Walnut back? I'm so not a wood expert.Koa
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 48
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

back shot straight forward.back shot
longhorncat
Senior Member
Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 502
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

Mahogany core/back
wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 49
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

side shot. sorry about the glare.side shot
longhorncat
Senior Member
Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 503
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

Larger pic

wfmandmusic
Junior
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 50
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post

That looks so much better. Thanks for the help Bill. No extra charge for the bug, lol. I love this bass and if it doesn't sell, I'll be happy to keep it. For the two projects I'm doing now, it's just not my number one 4 string fretted. If it goes, I'm sure I will regret it in the future. The 4 string fretless series 1 I got from Dave, will be with me til death do us part!
marcus43
New
Username: marcus43

Post Number: 7
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

Would you do a trade for a jaydee series 1?
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1362
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 7:29 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like a mahogany body with a koa top to me. Also looks like a really nice instrument to me (gee, someone on the Alembic Club thinks an Alembic looks like a nice instrument - imagine that!).

Peter
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2742
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 8:26 pm:   Edit Post

Nice ! . It is a pity that you are not closer to me ! I like it ____
colonel_sanders
New
Username: colonel_sanders

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2012
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 6:37 am:   Edit Post

Wow! I am in love!

I sent you a PM.
wfmandmusic
Member
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 51
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 3:45 pm:   Edit Post

A yea, I hate to do this but I'm
going to have to pull this bass and not sell it. There were many people interested in this bass and I appreciate that. It has become one of my basses that is just worth more to me than the market could pay.I had some nice trade offers as well but in the end, this bass is just flat out better than most of them around the same value. As I was playing it and getting re-aquainted with it, I fell in love all over again. I just don't currently use it that much but that does not mean that I won't some time in the future. Sorry for the false alarm. Have a great New Year!
flpete1uw
Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 134
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post

I can't say I blame you. I to have a Distillate as well as a Series 1. Even though the Series is slowly becoming my main go to Bass, the Distillate is just so reliable and easy to dial in and not to mention sounding so Dam Good! That I always find myself playing her at least once a day. Each Bass is so unique and Beautiful that unless some emergency happens I will never sell any of them. Iím in the process of (New Yearís Resolution?) figuring out a cool rotation so all my Ladies will not feel neglected.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2745
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

Well I can not blame you either! Nice Bass. I was interested ! Like I wrote in my posting 2742 above, " It is a pity that you are not closer to me". Chances are that if you were closer ( like 1 days driving distance or less) ,that nice Distillate would be mine at this time !

Enjoy her , and congratulations on the rekindled love affair ______
wookie
Intermediate Member
Username: wookie

Post Number: 144
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 6:08 pm:   Edit Post

Yea I'm guilty of backing out of a sale too. You're not alone ha ha! if my kids need something or health or something major came up. I'd have to sell a bass or more on the cheap but thank God it hasn't happened and I hope it never does. I love these basses! Enjoy that bad mama Jama all over again!
wfmandmusic
Member
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 52
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys, you made me feel a little less guilty. It just sounded so good hooked up to my Genz Benz Streamliner 900 running through a boogie 215 cab. This bass is so versatile and awesome I said to myself what the hell am I doing? Thanks for the retraction added to the title.
Cheers.

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