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Gibbon 1970s Jazz Bass Lawsuit Copy (Made in Japan)

Gibbon 1970s Jazz Bass Lawsuit Copy (Made in Japan)

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SKU: gibbonjazz

Gibbon 1970s Jazz Bass Lawsuit Copy (Made in Japan)

Not much known about this brand, but Gibbon was allegedly a subsidiary brand of West Music in Japan in the 1970s. That's about all we know on the history so lets talk about the instrument because it's sick! Dual Telecaster style pickups (both original) give it a broad range of sounds; the neck pickup on its own is broad and doomy, the bridge chimey and hollow, blended together a range of sounds can be achieved. The tortoise shell guard is one of the best we've seen, you definitely won't be able to stop staring at it. Bound neck, hand carved finger rest and early 50s Fender style double barrell bridge design. Speaking of Fender, someone has painstakingly copied the Fender logo (amazing caligraphy to be honest) onto the headstock where the old logo used to be.

As was commonplace in the 60s and 70s Japanese factories, this instrument is almost entirely hand finished. This means the body contours, neck carve and edging are all hand carved. You can certainly see the craftmanship, no CNC machines present here. Just set up with 45100s with a nice comfortable action. We've hand cut a new bone nut and installed a new wiring loom and output jack to keep your signal strong. Comes with a gig bag that it doesn’t really fit in.


Make: Gibbon

Model: Jazz Bass Copy

Origin: Japan, Early 1970s

Body: Unknown

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Telecaster Bass Pickups, Neck: 3.4kOhms, Middle: 1.7kOhms, Bridge: 3.3kOhms

Frets: 20

Finish: 70s Sunburst

Neck Profile: Hand Carved Medium D

Weight: 4.4kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

How long does shipping take?

It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

For "Standard" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 2-4 days
  • QLD: 3-5 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 5-10 days +
For "Express" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 1-2 days
  • QLD: 1-2 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 1-3 days

These estimates do not apply if the destination is regional or remote. Once orders leave our warehouse we have no control over the actual shipping time, however we'll do everything we can to ensure a prompt and problem-free delivery experience. If you need a more accurate estimate of shipping time please contact us.

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We ship to most destinations in Australia, as well as overseas! We've shipped all over the world and if you're an international buyer, g'day and welcome! Rest assured whether it's Australia or the otherside of the world, your item will arrive safely, securely and fully insured. If the checkout is not allowing your shipping address, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

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We use Couriers Please, Aramex and various other couriers for our shipments, as well as Australia Post for smaller items!

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