Yamaha John Patitucci Modified 6 to 5 string Bass Late 80s Japan

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A serious one off instrument! Beautiful woods and a very successful modification.

This bass started life in the late 80s as a Red finish John Patitucci 6 string.

It was then stripped to natural and re lacquered, exposing the lovely wood grains and re-purposed as a 5 string by Ken Finch in Denmark Street.

Kent Armstrong pickups were added and a new 5 string bridge and nut.

Some controls were removed on the body and dowels fitted and blended into the overall finish and the hole left by the 6th machine head was also dowel filled.

This instrument is offered at a very sensible price based on all the modifications and comes with the original 6th machine head provided and the original Yamaha hard case. 24 frets.

What's left is a very playable 5 string with a wide string spacing and an excellent range of sounds and undeniable build quality throughout.

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