It's the only one we ever did like this. Maple on maple neck, which you noticed on second look. First look was the body color. Wow! No wood grain showing at all! Paint even!
We don't have a name for the color. Lemon chiffon? Sweet potatoes en glace? Canary melon? Sweet banana pepper? I'm not sure why all these ideas are food. Now that I think of it...
Well we're back now, and it was a marvelous snack.
There is another uniqueness worth noting here: The layout of the knobs. Looking back in these recent blog posts you'll see that, on the B1, the three knobs are in a vertical line. On Rhonda, they follow, artistically, the arc of the shoulder. This identifies her as an early, perhaps the earliest, cutaway. Her serial number suggests that as well.
Everything else is typical B1: passive Duncans, all that. What's different here is the Wow factor, and it's notable. Sometimes when I walk back into the stock area I have to ask the other basses to quiet down. They're always ooohing and aaaaahing when Rhonda's in the room.
There was considerable extra effort to achieve that automotive finish, but that is canceled by the New Old Stock designation. She's been around a while. Not played at all, actually. We just never got busy marketing her. So now you get a chance to see and imagine.
Your price: $2500 plus (continental US) $100 shipping.
But wait. As an added incentive to make a purchase of one of these Barker Basses, there's a discount.
[note: as of 10/18/2013 the discounts described below have been claimed]
The following information applies to seven of the eight basses currently listed in the blog (the exception is the B2 prototype).
Be the first to buy any of these seven, and subtract five hundred dollars ($500) from the purchase price.
Be the second, subtract two hundred dollars ($200) from the purchase price.
This is posted at 11:07 am June 12, 2013.
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