Moonstone Guitars

M-80 Bass~ Phoenix

Posted by Steve Helgeson on Apr.15, 2008

Guitar of the Month April 2008
10 lbs of pure tone

Price: $7,000.00

Original (Pre-PRS)handcut pearl bird inlays
Handcut and engraved Pearl Phoenix bird inlay on headstock
Bartolini active treble/bass cut or boost, 9-J pickups
New script F-hole design
34″ scale, 24 frets Deep set,super curly rock maple/purpleheart stringered neck design, set deep into body past the bridge.
African Black limba body, chambered
Ebony fretboard,headplate, bound in purpleheart
Carved 5A quilt top, hand stained with rags

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2 comments for this entry:
  1. Ron Sharp

    Gorgeous, Steve. I can imagine what this sounds like. Don’t let me get near it! Monnstone rocks!

  2. Bobby Devlin

    Is it true that of the original Earth Axes of ’75-’76 only two basses were made? If so, I do believe I am in the midst of restoring a truly rare gem….hand signed in the control cavity by Steve Helgeson and in the neck pickup rout it is clearly stamped “0022”. It is so spectacular!!!!

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