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    Default Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    Just noticed this today on UK Ebay.
    Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 Very rare. Fully playable with new machine heads.
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    Apparently collection in person only. Asking £2500 starting bid.

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    Good job it’s at the other end of the country or I might have been tempted! An unusual beast in the UK - I’m only aware of another two. Trevor had a “pet” one in the shop but sold it a couple of years ago - he was originally asking £7000 but I gather this was to put people off buying it. I believe Hillary James has one but I recall her saying that she didn’t like the scale length for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    I believe Hillary James has one but I recall her saying that she didnít like the scale length for whatever reason.
    I saw Simon and Hilary playing a gig. The bass stood at the back of the stage as an intriguing decoration for most of the performance, though it was played for a short while later on.

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    That is a very good price for one of those, but.....

    If you actually want to use it to play music rather than invest in a novelty item, your money will be far far far better spent buying a real double bass like an old Kay or an American Standard.

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobalt View Post
    I saw Simon and Hilary playing a gig. The bass stood at the back of the stage as an intriguing decoration for most of the performance, though it was played for a short while later on.
    She played double bass the last time I saw them.

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    I had one years ago and I agree with James above. Better off getting an upright.
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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    However if you want a vintage acoustic bass with frets then this is the way to go. They also look great around the house.

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    ....... assuming you have a big enough house .......

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    Default Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    The original auction ended. The seller relisted it
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324294767127

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