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(accidental) NBD!!!
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Japan never fails to amaze me - on a daily basis!
While I was driving to work yesterday morning I passed a spot where someone had put out a pile of bulky waste. Not that unusual so far....amidst the pile I spotted an ABS hardcase that didin look too wasted....but wait a second, thereś a headstock sticking out one end.
Out of pure curiosity I pulled over and gave it a closer inspection. Case looked solid, seemed to be a bass inside though.
Now since this was obviously trash meant to be picked up (in Japan you have to buy stickers you put on each piece of bulky waste in order to have it picked up) I loaded both case and innards in my car and drove off to work.
When I came home last night (with the annoyed looks of my wife.....) I opened the whole shebang up...
Inside the guitar hardcase was a "History" Precision Bass in rather poor cosmetic condition.
1hr of TLC later it turned out it was just some dust and gunk, nothing serious. Straight neck, almost zip fretwear, no corrosion, electronics looked like new under the hood.






Did some further research..... "History" is one of the higher end factory brands of the Fuji-gen inmstruments factory here in Japan. These basses have a price-tag of ~ 213.000JPY new (~2000US-$)....
I guess that IS a MAJOR score ;-) I love when a week starts off like this
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Re: (accidental) NBD!!!
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WHOAW!! That thing looks IMMACULATE!

Sweet score man! Now, go hurt your fingers with some strings on that thing ;)

BTW: lemme know if you find any old Electra guitars in the trash!
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And did the wife believe you "found" it  :D
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And did the wife believe you "found" it  :D
Since I drop off my daughter at school on my way to work I have a trustworthy witness.
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Re: (accidental) NBD!!!
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WHOAW!! That thing looks IMMACULATE!

Sweet score man! Now, go hurt your fingers with some strings on that thing ;)

BTW: lemme know if you find any old Electra guitars in the trash!

I'll defo keep an eagle eye on all piles of bulky waste from now on  8) 8)
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 :banana-jazz-smiley-emoticon:
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Nice find! :thumb-up:

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time...
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Go SC  :whoohoo!: what a find, I suspect (once you've put some strings on it) your fingers will regret it for about a week though LoL.
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And did the wife believe you "found" it  :D
Since I drop off my daughter at school on my way to work I have a trustworthy witness.

Hahahaha great !!!!

Didn't find much info about it?Also never heard of that brand before.Got some links to some info?
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Didn't find much info about it?Also never heard of that brand before.Got some links to some info?

The "History" brand is a Fuji-gen made Shimamura exclusive and a couple of steps higher than FGN... Hereś the website: http://history.gt/
I also found out some more detailed specs:
- 1pc Alder body
- 1pc Maple neck, narrow 70s Precision Bass shape
- 250mmR (10" radius) Rosewood fretboard
- oiled cow bone nut
- 20 Jescar FW47095 C.F.S. (circle fretting system http://www.fgnguitars.com/cfs.html) frets
- GOTOH GB2 machine heads/tuners
- KTS PR-03SPWB1 bridge

Some of my japanese friends I talked to this week totally raved about the History brand saying that this was the top of the line instruments being manufactured at Fuji-gen

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Back in business....all strung-up and set up properly. I ain´t no bass player but this is a solid crafted machine!
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Re: (accidental) NBD!!!
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And someone through it in the trash  :facepalm: , oh well, it's good you found it  :thumb-up: >:D and gave it a good home  ^-^
I like the C.F.S. idea
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:banana-jazz-smiley-emoticon:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looks a LOT better with strangs on it! Nice score brother, I think you got pretty dang lucky on this one  :thumb-up:
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Re: (accidental) NBD!!!
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My bassist is a trash truck driver for his day gig. He finds instruments all the time. Especially a few weeks before College semesters start. I guess parents send their kids off to school and clean out their rooms. His latest score is a MIM Tele. I'm hoping to buy it from him cheap.

Great score on the bass!
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