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Charvel PrePro San Dimas Explorer Bass 1980 - $3,500 (Nesconset)

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Charvel Pre Production era Explorer Bass

In the early days of Charvel San Dimas they sold custom guitars and were also parts suppliers. A good portion of guitars found today are built with such parts or have been altered or swapped.

This bas I put together using vintage an NOS parts. The body was NOS Charvel made. It had no drill holes for pots or pickup mounts or input jack. The neck is Vintage used with the Schaller tuners.
The bridge is NOS Dimarzio and was still in the box. The control plate was NOS but needed some shaping as it was Tele sized and too shiny for this application, some aging was applied.
The pickup is a Vintage Dimarzio Dp-122 Pbass pickup. It sounds great.

This Bass is not a light Bass by any means. It weighs 11 lbs. However, it plays and sounds incredible.
Pre Production Charvel guitars and Basses have been gaining in collectability and prices have been going higher every year. They are well worth it.

I do not have a case for this.

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