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Chris Larkin Bass for sale with EMG pickup & case

Chris Larkin Bass for sale with EMG pickup & case
Asking price: €1,495
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Rob the guitar man
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Chris Larkin Bass for sale with EMG pickup & case


Chris Larkin Bass for sale here, fretless, in excellent condition. This will come with a case. It has an EMG pickup in it and an EMG preamp, with volume, treble & bass controls on it. It has Schaller tuners and a Schaller bridge.
It has never seen round strings, so the fretboard is in perfect condition. Strings are new EB Cobalt flats.
Sadly, Chris has passed on, so there won't be any more of his fine instruments made.
If you know anything about these instruments you will know about the quality and love these were built with.
This will only appreciate over time and this one has been signed inside the sound chamber by Chris, marking this bass as having been built in 2005.
Few little marks, nothing serious nor noticeable.

Yes, willing to ship, it will cost €20 within Ireland.
Please, so silly offers.

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Payment: CashTo be arranged
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cnavratil 11 months ago
Hi there,

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name ich Christoph Navratil, I live in Vienna/Austria and I was a friend of the late Chris Larkin. I've known Chris for more than 25 years and I piled up a collection of 10 Larkin bass.

A Belgium friend and myself are working on a website about Chris's instruments, collecting as much information as possible. I found this bass here and I'd like to ask if I can put in on our website using your information and pics. We have a "for sale" section there, and I'd add it there, too.
Please take a look at

Rob the guitar man 11 months ago
@cnavratil: Hi Christoph, Please go ahead and put this on your website. I'll be checking out your website........Rob.
cnavratil 11 months ago
Hi Rob,

Any chance you can send me the serial number?
Chris lightened the body in 2005, but I'm pretty sure it was built in late 80ies. The serial number might be located inside the neck pocket. I also think he added his signature to the headstock in 2005, maybe also the shamrock.

Rob the guitar man 11 months ago
@cnavratil: I'll have to look for the serial number. I'm not sure about the other stuff, so can't say for sure. Chap I got it from is the original purchaser, he had it made for himself, so I can ask him next time I see him.
MaFei 9 months ago
Can I arrange to see it this weekend?
Rob the guitar man 9 months ago
@MaFei absolutely. Offer me €1 for a pm and I’ll give you my mobile.
MaFei 9 months ago
For pm
Rob the guitar man 9 months ago
Still Available:
Rob the guitar man 9 months ago
@10inaRow: 'Fraid not.
Rob the guitar man 9 months ago
@10inaRow: Chris was sick for a good while, but he worked on almost to the end. A week before he passed away, he put a notice up on his newsletter that he was ceasing work. A big loss.

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