Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LoBue Koa Jazz Bass - Fretless

This is the only bass guitar built by Charles LoBue that has been for sale to my knowledge in about 10 years. LoBue built bass guitars for Alphonso Johnson, the great jazz fusion bass player as well as Gene Simmons of Kiss. This bass has been wired like Johnson's first bass which gives it single coil control and humbucker functions. LoBue didn't build his own pickups, rather typically repaired and rewound Guild and Gibson PAF's to his own liking. This bass features the unique plex compartment cover so that you can see the beautiful wiring job done on the guitar as well as being the only Koa bass even know to have been made by LoBue. It appears to have a mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with Wenge overlay and rosewood trim. It also features a handmade ebony bridge and hand made tail.  The action is super and the fretboard is nearly untouched.

This guitar is available for SOLD  Contact me at barry@lobueguitar.com with questions or more information.