Westone Thunder I Fretless Matsumoku 4 strings passive bass guitar MIJ Made in Japan

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For sale is Westone fretless bass model Thunder I. 

Manufactured in 1984 in Japan by Matsumoku specialists.

Passive version with precision pickups copied from DiMarzio (with adjustable poles). Volume and tone control. A classic precision bass soud from the 70's, but at the same time the bass is less clunky and more handy.

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale: 34"

Glued neck made of 3 layers of maple

The board is an ash, maple and walnut sandwitch.

Tuners: Gotoh - model Boston

Strings: some flatwounds in good condition

Solid brass bridge and knobs.


  • chrome comes off neck screwing plate, and varnish comes from one key,

  • there are a few holes, bruises and dents in the varnish,

  • on the fingerboard at high 5th "fret" there was a trace of some mechanical impact (not from the string). It didn't bother play, but I taped it up a bit as a preventive measure. Visually it turned out like that, as can be seen in the photo ;(

Besides, if you take into account that this bass is almost 40 years old, it's a very good condition. You can see that it was used with flats strings all the time because the fingerboard is not damaged by the strings. Sounds dark. I don't have samples, but there are a lot of recordings with this model online.

It is fun to play manually.

Hardcase visible in the photos, have already been sold. I will ship this bass well wrapped in cardboard.

If it's more convenient for you to pay in US dollars and you don't want to lose money on currency conversion, let me know. I will make an offer for you at the average rate of their exchange.

If you live outside EU please note that you may be subject to duties and taxes in your coountry.

Feel free ask any questions.

I'm cleaning my collection of unused instruments. Soon more ...

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Product Specs

Listed4 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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