We offer this very nice Yamaha John Patitucci Signature Bass, with 6-strings and active electronics. This is one of the sought-after models made in Japan. It is in very good condition with only some minor marks/dings from use and a some minor belt marks on the back - insignificant enough that they don't even show in photos. The bass is the result of a long collaboration between Yamaha and John Patitucci dating back to his days with ChicK Corea. This one has the standard signature copy embossed at the headstock, but has an additional original signature on the body. Examples of Patitucci's signature are few and far between but we were able to verify with John that this is his short form" signature and is genuine.
Comes with a padded Fodera gig bag.
One website describes the Patitucci bass as follows:
"The John Patitucci models all feature the Yamaha all-access bolt-on neck joint. This type of neck and neck-joint are true classics for good reason: enhanced punch, and defined attack. RBJP John Patitucci signature bass is made to John's specs with the original 34" scale, a 6-string ebony-on rosewood neck, a solid brass bridge, and a sandwiched body that seasons the punch of alder with a mellowing layer of ash and a top of bright-sounding maple. There's a lower-bout "slap cut" for the leverage John likes, a sophisticated wiring scheme that lets you cut or boost highs, lows, and a user-definable mid frequency-that can coax astonishing tones from the J-pickups The Yamaha John Patitucci Signature Bass is the result of the inspired relationship between John and Yamaha; it features: a custom sculptured body of highly figured maple, ash and alder, a six string bolt-on neck, active electronics, custom inlay and gold hardware. The Yamaha 5-control Active System Electronics. Our custom 3-band EQ gives the TRBs extensive tonal versatility. And the 3 position Midrange control, with user tweakable settings, facilitates fast and repeatable presets.
Body Maple, Ash, Alder
Neck Maple Bolt-on
Pickups 2 active single coils with dummy coils
Controls Master volume, pan, bass cut/boost, treble cut/boost, user-defined mid-range
Bridge Solid Brass
Scale 34" (863.5mm)
Double Truss Rods"