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ESP COMPANY LIMITED, TOKYO, CIRCA 1985
ESP COMPANY LIMITED, TOKYO, CIRCA 1985
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ESP COMPANY LIMITED, TOKYO, CIRCA 1985

A SOLIDBODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, 400 SERIES

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ESP COMPANY LIMITED, TOKYO, CIRCA 1985
A SOLIDBODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, 400 SERIES
Bearing the logo ESP 400 Series at the headstock and MADE IN JAPAN on the reverse, the neck plate stamped ESP / 05704, East Indian rosewood fingerboard, the finish of an antique cream color, anodized gold pickguard, with case
Length of back 16 1⁄2 in. (42 cm.)
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Please note the fingerboard for this lot is East Indian Rosewood. Please consult the department or Christie’s Art Transport for relevant requirements under CITES.

Lots made of or including (regardless of the percentage) endangered and other protected species of wildlife are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. This material includes, among other things, ivory, tortoiseshell, crocodile skin, rhinoceros horn, whalebone certain species of coral, and Brazilian rosewood. You should check the relevant customs laws and regulations before bidding on any lot containing wildlife material if you plan to import the lot into another country. Several countries refuse to allow you to import property containing these materials, and some other countries require a licence from the relevant regulatory agencies in the countries of exportation as well as importation. In some cases, the lot can only be shipped with an independent scientific confirmation of species and/or age, and you will need to obtain these at your own cost.

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Lot Essay

This ESP 400 Series featured in every song off of Rodgers' first solo album, Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove (released in 1983). That album represented his foray into spreading his wings as a solo artist and producer, developing his individual musical voice: "Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove directly preceded Let’s Dance [released in 1983]… and it’s funny, Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove is what made [David] Bowie totally convinced that I should be his producer. I couldn’t figure it out at the time, but now, in retrospect, I completely get it....Every track on Land of the Good Groove I would have played that ESP bass."

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