7/29/2016

1981 Daion Mark XX-B Power Bass



This is a friend's Japanese-made (high quality) bass and I'm posting for posterity. The '82 Daion catalog helps a great deal in IDing these oddball guitars, and this one is pretty impressive when you see it in person. It's definitely "very 80s" but has a good arrangement of average weight, comfortable body contouring, and excellent hardware.

The mix-up of P-bass neck pickup and J-bass bridge pickup is a familiar sound for most electric bassists and the slim, fast, long-scale neck gives it a very rock-and-roll feel.


The catalog states that this is an ash body with rosewood detailing and it sports a 9-piece, through-neck build.






Check out the size of those saddles!



Is it a high-class wooden canoe or a bass?




I have to give it to Daion -- their design team was excellent. Note the recessed jack, easy panel access to the controls, and stripped-down but functional way this was put together.

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