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This beauty arrived with us in May 2005, having been a pro player since birth in 1979. Ian - the owner since new - had travelled the world from USA to Japan to... well... quite a few places... but lived just an hour or so away from me.

I'd been looking out for a Scanbass (or Jazz Bass) like this for some time, and although I'm not a frequent buyer these days... it had to be done!

It wasn't until I opened the well worn case that I realised how wonderful the colour was. It looked like solid red in the photo's, but the truth was a typically gorgeous visible woodgrain under a quality translucent Hagstrom finish. JOY!


You can see here why I thought it was a solid colour red, it is exceptionally difficult to get the full wood-grain under camera in normal lighting at night!


There has been a lot of care and attention in the last 26 years, polished and clean with just a tiny evidence of use 'here and there' - I'd rate it a high 9/10 for condition.


The sweeping neck is as straight as a die, very smooth to play... and yes despite a lack of fluency in bass, I've played it quite a lot since arrival!

An Elegant looker, the bass cousin to the Scandi model (which I Love)

So this is a very special addition to the family.

There is another great example shown in great photographic detail, go and see the natural blonde example from Ulf.

His is the earlier Jazzbass run, with a single strap button at the base, the tail meets the body without a hint of Perspex, and the pickguard is similar, but slightly smaller.

All else looks the same as this one.

I always say I like the natural look, but a quality vintage wine is hard to beat!

The Perspex isolation was designed for the "Patch 2000 synthesiser" option.


Chris wants 'in on the act'...   ...and Princess has her own favourite angle...

My Thanks to Ian for a fast and friendly deal for this 'must have' but rare classic
I'll get some pictures in better light soon - just to show you the true finish.

Here's a very short snippet from You Tube with Chris playing it a couple of years later (Nov 2008)
(Also the SuperSwede being enjoyed by our friend Jo Pritchard)

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There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!