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Postby jaybee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 am

Hi Folks,
I Wonder if I could ask some expert opinion please.
Any idea what body and neck woods we are seeing here?
Also, the bass has slot poles, Shaller tuners, what looks like a black neck plate, but also has a pointy headstock. The headstock seems to be a misfit based on the early features post? is the bass likely non original or were slot pole pickups still in production in mid 83'.
Any insights would be gratefully recieved.
Thanks
Jay
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Re: Wunkay Search Continues

Postby Ken Baker » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:30 pm

jaybee wrote:Any idea what body and neck woods we are seeing here?


Ash body wood finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. The finish checking you see is normal for NCL of this age. The neck wood would be maple, probably also finish checked. The fingerboard would be either ebony or rosewood; can't tell from the pictures. If you've had hands on the bass and the fingerboard is very closed-grained and smooth, it's probably ebony. My '84 El Toro has a very dark and fine-grained rosewood board that looks like ebony from a distance.

Also, the bass has slot poles, Shaller tuners, what looks like a black neck plate, but also has a pointy headstock. The headstock seems to be a misfit based on the early features post? is the bass likely non original or were slot pole pickups still in production in mid 83'.


The neck could be a replacement post-production, '83 or later. Only way to know would be to pull the neck and look for a date stamp. The body and electronics are probably original - '81-'82

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Re: Wunkay Search Continues

Postby jaybee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:04 am

Many thanks for that.
Just re-read the add which describes a rosewoood fretboard. :roll:
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