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Yamaha Broad Bass BB1200 - MIJ - 1978 - Sunburst

Yamaha Broad Bass BB1200 - MIJ - 1978 - Sunburst

A true staple of vintage Japanese bass history, this top of the range Broad Bass has clearly been well played and well loved over the past four decades.


This is a solid bass with an alder body and a maple/mahogany five-piece neck-through neck. The genuine ebony fretboard features beautiful abalone inlays. The frets are in very good condition and the all-original hardware is in great functional condition.


The Yamaha reverse precision-style split pickup is a nice variation on the classic and is functioning perfectly, as are all other electronics.


Yamaha only released the Broad Bass a couple years before this one was made so it's incredible it’s in such good condition. There is some general playing wear, mostly towards the bottom and some very light buckle rash on the back. The headstock is very clean, the tuners show some wear, nothing affecting function. There is a hole in the back of the body from where the strap button has been moved.


Weight: 4.3kg


This bass had a professional setup. The neck is nice and straight and plays beautifully, all the electronics have been serviced and are working as intended.


Comes in a hard case.


At Guitar Garage our focus is to refurbish and restore all guitars to the highest standard. Low action and playability is important to us. Our philosophy is "A guitar that plays well, sells well".

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