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Mahogany

Postby gbrooding » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am

Was Mahogany used for all of the early L-1000's that were Tobacco Sunburst?

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Re: Mahogany

Postby Ken Baker » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 am

I don't know that I'd say that all the early sunburst L-1000s were mahogany, but it seems that the majority were. Both ash and mahogany were available at the time.

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Re: Mahogany

Postby gbrooding » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm

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Can you tell from these pictures if this is Mahogany? Thank you!
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Re: Mahogany

Postby derick » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:41 pm

That is mahogany. There were very few tobacco sunbursts that weren't mahogany, but I've seen a photo of one.
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Re: Mahogany

Postby gbrooding » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:15 am

Thank you Derick. Should be getting this bass by the weekend. Anxious to get the neck off and check out the dates!!
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Re: Mahogany

Postby derick » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:25 pm

Unless that bridge spent some time hiding out somewhere, that is a very early Wunkay, maybe shockingly so.

My guess is summer of 1980.
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Re: Mahogany

Postby gbrooding » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 pm

I was thinking the same thing! It gets delivered to me next Tuesday, the waiting is killing me!
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Re: Mahogany

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:07 pm

That should be very early. I’ve owned a couple that had serial numbers under 1000 and they were summer and early fall of 1980.
Hope it’s all you want it to be - I expect that it will not disappoint.
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Re: Mahogany

Postby derick » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 am

Let's consider the white toggle switch cap on gbrooding's incoming bass.

I have seen a very few of these and didn't think much about it. But, the G&L 1980 Sales "Slick" on guitarsbyleo shows a photo of a Wunkay with a white toggle cap. I didn't realize that any of these white caps might be original, but this incoming bass could well be one of the very first ones made. Duke, have you owned any 1980s with a white switch cap?
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Re: Mahogany

Postby gbrooding » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:14 am

Ok, not fair!! Now the waiting is really killing me!
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