Up for sale, an early 1980's Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass PB model in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original faux leather gigbag. Evoking everything we love about the Fender Precision Bass, this Tokai is a model rarely seen outside its country of origin, Japan. With a lightweight ash body, chunky maple neck profile carve, and traditional "PB-Dynamic" split coil pickup, the Hard Puncher has a clear note attack, sweet, defined midrange, and low end that really thumps. The bass is well-balanced on a strap and acoustically lively at 8lbs 12oz. We've had this Tokai dialed in to play its best here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 45-105 roundwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a full C shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .885" deep at the 1st fret and 1.010" at the 12th. The frets are just shy of medium jumbo in width with good height and virtually no wear, playing cleanly in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 34", and the nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The headstock has the distinctive Fender-style shape seen on the earliest iterations, along with a block logo and clover button tuners that turn very smoothly.
The simple electronics function as intended, with Volume and Tone controls mounted to a three-ply parchment pickguard with knurled chrome knobs. The original four-saddle top loader bridge is intact with clean chrome plating that shows only a touch of patina. Cosmetic wear is limited to minor marks and finish scuffs mostly relegated to the perimeter of the body, with light buckle worming adjacent to the belly contour on the back. The neck profile sports a clean gloss finish.
The original faux leather gigbag is included.