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Old-world German Craftsmen :-)

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Bademeister, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Bademeister

    Bademeister Supporting Member

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    I just found this certificate for my FNA Jazzman Ltd. 2002 in the Warwick User Kit, praising the "workmanship of old-world German craftsmen…" Enjoy :)

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    Got here a 2004 FNA but no classy documentation ... although it does have HPW’s autograph on the back of the headstock. Seems to be a pretty good ax, despite the frets.
     
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    Some beautiful grain and contrast on that LTD you have there.
    Like the fretboard inlays also!
     
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    nice. I am not sure if they do that certificate for every Ltd. run or just 20th anniversary. But I do thanm HPW for frets every time I play☺
     
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    Thanks CeeJ, she's a beauty, plays well, sounds good. They have a point with the craftmanship, I just found the old-world German too funny when thinking about Markneukirchen.
     
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    Can’t say I’m actually thankful about the frets, but the ‘04 LE is possibly the most musically voiced fretted bass of dozens that I’ve had. Acoarst a “musically voiced” bass is of no special value in a typical rocky bar band ... but I’ll just sit home and rot away before I’ll enlist in one of those.
     
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    Why funny ? Is Markn’en one of those dismal soviet industrial towns ?

    I would google it but then I’d hafta spell it :-(
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    It’s a most(!) beautiful German town. And you not only see those nice houses and streets. On every 5th house you also can read a luthiers company name. It’s unreal!
     
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    Cool as a moose.

    Like Cremona, where every child builds
    a violin as their kindergarten thesis ;-)
     
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