Klira SM18 Bass guitar ~1970 made in Germany - rare vintage

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About This Listing

Welcome to another fine guitar from The Old Europe! Please make sure to read the entire description below carefully, and look at all the pictures.

General introduction and background:

Very nice and very rare Klira SM (Soundmaster) 18 bass guitar. Made in about 1970 in West Germany.

Measurements, weight and other specs:

-     Scale: 758 mm

-     Nut: 40,5 mm

-     Weight: 3,58 kg

-     Pickups: two very airy single coils, 1x volume, 1x tone, toggle switch.

-     Body: Likely basswood, light weight, solid.

-     Neck: maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, small vintage frets, very slim.


-     Body: Ok condition with lots of blemishes, dings and dongs all over, but no serious damages.

-     Neck: straight neck, frets are well preserved (9/10). There is no buzz.

-     Electronics: fully functional.

-     Hardware: fully functional, albeit with traces of use and corrosion.

-     Originality: all original except some screws.

Sound and Playability:

-     Playability and string action: I am not a bass player at all, but I think it plays easily with a low string action of just 2,9 mm at the 12th fret right now, and easily adjustable, fun to play. Straight neck, very slim and narrow, also for small hands. Airy and twangy sounds from the pickups, also with lots of clarity. Please watch the video.

 - Intonation: pretty much ok, but not adjustable with the bridge.

-     Sound: very airy and twangy single coils sounds. Please watch the video.

Repairs, Service:

-     Complete cleaning of body, parts and fretboard

-     Frets polished and fretboard oiled

-    Full check of the electronics, all ok;

-     New strings put on

-     Set up as good as possible

-     Ready to be played (just tune it up)

Auxiliary stuff:

-     No case included. Will be shipped in wrap and sturdy cardboard box.

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PACKAGING: All guitars are shipped out in a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material. Please note that for the protection of the environment, I am reusing used packaging material whenever I can.

SHIPPING: Please check the shipping quotes in this offer. I ship with insurance, worldwide. Usually I am able to ship the item on the same day or next day of received payment. Please allow 1-2 days from pick up for delivery in Germany, and 1-2 weeks within the EU. US, Canadian and over overseas buyers:  My shipping quotes are very competitive, I can only do that by using DHL Premium. Please anticipate a shipping time of up to 8 weeks depending on your location. Tracking is provided immediately when shipped out within the system. Please refrain from giving a review before you have received the guitar.

AFTER DELIVERY: After receiving the item, please inspect the package for obvious damages and make photos if there are any. After unpacking, check the item immediately for damages or other undocumented flaws. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival. Please note that I will only take the item back entirely, but not grant any reduction of price and generally only accept returns if the item was unaltered after arrival.

CITES protection: all of the items I sell have been legally imported to the EU before January 1st 2017 and are registered with the authorities in Hamburg, Germany (if applicable).

DATA protection: German financial regulations demand that I keep your address on file in an invoice. The only information that I store is what this platform provides me. Please understand that I cannot delete that information from my files. You may ask what kind of info I have stored from you any time.

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Product Specs

Listed5 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Made In
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