GIG 10 RAPTOR PROTOTYPE HAND MADE ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR
Up for auction is an original custom designed and all hand
crafted electric bass guitar from GIG 10 Guitar Productions of the Pacific Northwest, USA. This is a prototype body and original first design.
The decision for future production of
this model has not been determined making this the only one in existence.
The body is a one-piece solid maple highly figured with quilted patterned
grain. There are no laminations, glue
joints or layered veneers. It is all one piece of solid maple. The finish was done with a unique GIG 10
transparent green, then covered with high gloss clear coat. It comes equipped with all chrome hardware.
The high quality long scale, 21-fret neck was manufactured by
Matsumoku of Japan in 1985. It was then,
restored, refinished and the headstock redesigned,
complete with GIG 10 logo. Matsumoku of
Japan (* see below) is known for
their high quality craftsmanship and their slim design making this a perfect
match for the GIG 10 Raptor electric bass body.
Additional features include a fully adjustable bridge and both Jazz
and Precision style pickups. These are
high-output Japanese lawsuit era pickups, which again, are a perfect match for
this bass. There is volume and tone
control with a 3-way toggle switch for pickup selection.
GIG 10 pays high attention to balance and comfort for playing
both standing and sitting down but most of all, sound and action remain as the
number one priority. This bass is no
exception. All electronics work as
designed. It sounds and plays awesome
with nice low action on its fast straight neck.
The bass is being
sold as used but has only been played for demonstration and test purposes. Cosmetically
both the body and neck are in great condition.
There is no real wear but it is a hand built instrument and should not
be expected as factory perfect. With
this said I will add there is a cosmetic flaw in the finish that can be seen around
the top front neck pickup. This was
caused when a slightly larger replacement pickup was installed.
It comes complete and ready to play.
See pictures for additional details.
I padded soft gig bag case that is in excellent condition can be
included for an additional $35.00.
* Japanese manufacturer Matsumoku
of Japan built guitars for many brand names such as Electra, Westone, Greco,
Aria Pro, Vantage, Skylark, Cortez, and others. Many of these later moved construction to
Korea. Early versions of these brands
made in Japan during the famous Lawsuit era are known for higher quality and craftsmanship.
SHIPPING & BILLING
and handling fee is Free
anywhere in the USA.
and handling fee is $50.00
anywhere in Canada.
s/h fee is $100.00 anywhere
in the world. (Note: Some countries
have size restrictions so please verify or inquire for shipping possibilities).
will be shipped via USPS.
shipping request may be requested at buyer’s expense.
is preferred payment method and quickest shipping time.