Vintage Memphis Electric Bass Guitar Neck Through OHSC
This bass is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-09-20)
Price : US $292.89
Vintage Memphis brand
Neck Through Electric Bass Guitar
Badass-Type Bridge with brass saddles
Fresh strings, and setup.
I'm not an expert on wood, but I believe it to be Maple, and Walnut, nice grain, finish is very smooth...feels good in your hands.
This Bass is in mint condition; the frets and fretwires show virtually no wear, the joinery is all tight and smooth, tuners operate smoothly, and hold tune, the neck is straight, with no dead spots. Original Hard Shell Case, with Royal Blue plush lining, is also in very good condition; all latches and hinges are clean, and working. Also comes with a nice woven strap. It's just an all 'round nice, pretty guitar; we're just thinning the herd a little.
The Post Office has recently changed the way it calculates shipping charges; these changes have virtually eliminated the possibility of shipping cartons of these dimension / weight through them. They call it a 'non-machinable' surcharge, and the last guitar I shipped, it was $67--the surcharge--in addition to the $30 shipping charge. I'm sure the Post Office has made some kind of mistake, and will correct it, eventually. But, for now, it looks like I'll be shipping via UPS, or FedEx.
On Sep-16-07 at 21:10:13 PDT, seller added the following information:
The Reserve is $275
This bass is sold (sold on 2007-09-20)
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I have an electric guitar that looks exactly like this! the wood is the opposit way, and the name "memphis" is in the same spot. I haven't been able to find anything about this guitar, if anyone can tell me about it or if you wanna see pictures, email me please. Kaleb_Pierce@hotmail.com
That looks strikingly like the bass I used to play a talent show for an auto parts company at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA (my drummer Mike Cohen and guitarist Ken Givens worked for the company in El Cajon, CA) circa '88. After the show the bass, which was placed strings down on a metal folding chair, slid downward and broke off one of the machine heads. If this is the bass, I'm glad it found a good home. If it isn't, I'm still glad that I got a chance to see one again, as I haven't seen another in almost 20 years.