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noisyneighbor

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(x) History Request 90C6263
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:33:48 PM »
Hi, I've owned this six string Europa for about 2.5 years. At the time of purchase I was told this was a custom made in the early 90s. If available, I'd love to get some more information about the instrument's history.
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mica

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Re: History Request 90C6263
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 10:28:27 AM »
Hi Craig,

This is a very custom bass! Here's all the details from the instrument file:

top: Flame Walnut
accent: Purpleheart pinstripe
body: Maple
neck: 11-piece Maple and Purpleheart
fingerboard: Ebony, 2.482 x 3.56 custom dimensions
inlays: Pearloid ovals and RT at 12th fret in mother of pearl with amber LEDs for periods
body shape: Elan
pickups: MXY56
controls: "Elan Plus" volume, pan, filter, Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost, treble cut/flat/boost, mono output (face mounted)
originally made for: Midwest Music, OH
birthday: not recorded, but likely December 1990

That same set up person didn't record the birthday :(

I think it's more accurate to describe the bass as a custom Elan. There is no repair or ownership history beyond the original owner.