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1980s Charvel by Jackson 1B Vintage Bass Black w/ Flight Case, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1980s Charvel model 1B bass in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a flight case. Produced in Japan from 1986-89, this sleek, no-frills bass is quintessential ‘80s cool, featuring a quarter-sawn rock maple neck, poplar body, and a single split-coil J20 Precision-style pickup.

The tonewood complement delivers a balanced, neutral acoustic response with an ideal balance of articulation and low-end roundness. The J20 split-coil pickup has plenty of growl and thunder on tap, punchy and clear-sounding across all registers. Weighing 8lbs 14oz, this Charvel has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with fresh 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Quartersawn rock maple
-Shape: Slender D, more heft in upper registers, measuring .785” 1st fret, .955” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple slab, 16” radius
-Frets: Jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 5/8”
-Tuners: Black-plated

Body Specs:

-Wood: Poplar
-Pickup: Jackson J20
-Harness: Full-size Japanese pots
-Hardware: Heavy-duty toploader bridge, dome-top knurled knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish includes a number of minor dings along the lower bout perimeter, limited buckle rash central to the back, scuffing on top behind the bridge, and a handful of faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

A flight case is included.