here, here and here) but until I saw this eBay listing just now I hadn't realised that there was a bass version too, the Teisco
SPB-200 Spectrum Bass. What an absolute beauty, just check out those curves and contours and that gorgeous German carve! It's a short-scale bass with a scale length of 30.3", so it's going to have a certain retro tone but that's not something that should put off any bassist with imagination.
Like Henry Kaiser's see-thru acrylic-bodied Spectrum 5, it isn't a vintage Teisco but rather a relatively modern Japanese-made "re-issue", circa 2000 (see more here). (Obviously, the originals were Japanese-made too, I just wanted to emphasise that it wasn't made in Korea, China, Indonesia, etc, as many other re-issues are these days).
Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $699.99 (item located in Japan).
G L Wilson
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