Vintage 80's Yamaha BB1600 Bass Guitar Made in Japan
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-06)
Price : US $322.00
'MADE IN JAPAN'
Is stamped on the back of headstock
I spoke with Yamaha and they told me that this Bass was made in 1985. It is a model BB 1600 and it comes w/ a very nice hard case.
Natural finish, with matching neck, headstock, and gold hardware. The bass is in great condition. Neck is straight, smooth and fast. The original pickups have been replaced with EMG's. Frets are in excellent shape.
These were some of the top of the line Basses back in the day and were a favorite of many of the big name players in the 80's. As you can see from the pictures it is in very good condition. The natural wood is beautiful with a high gloss finish. All the electronics seem to be working fine. The ring around the lower pickup is missing, but can be purchased through Yamaha service.
For those unfamiliar with the cult of Yamaha, the BB1600 was the fore runner to the BB414 bass that's currently available new. The BB1600 are made in Japan, and the new ones are made in Taiwan. You can't even compare the quality and value of these older ones to these new ones. These don't come around all to often, so bid while you can. Here is a review on them.
Please ask any and all questions, sold As-Is. All sales being final
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-06)
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