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❌SOLD❌ Lado Solo 2 Bass Sunburst, 1979


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This well-made Lado Solo 2 Bass was built during 1979 in Scarborough, the eastern edge of Toronto, and shows many influences of the era. It is in overall very good, clean and largely original condition. Fret wear is light, the finish is in good shape with honest play wear, and the upper strap pin was moved from the back to the tip of the upper horn.

Within a couple of years of the construction of this bass, Lado moved about 72km north to a larger facility in Uxbridge, and then back to Scarborough for even more space as demand increased.

In the late 1970’s the through-neck design really took off for companies like Lado and B.C Rich. Many top level players used these guitar designs as an alternative to the standard Gibson and Fender models; they offered new looks and vastly more tonal possibilities.

Merging the classic 34 inch scale P-Bass specs with neck-through designs being made popular by other builders like Bernardo Rico – B C Rich – the Lado Solo-2 bass features hard maple construction with walnut for the lamination between the neck/body core and body ‘wings’. Both of these woods are common in the local area. Indian Rosewood is used for the fingerboard and head plate.

The Lado Solo 2 bass electronics are simple, consisting of a diMarzio Model P pickup running through basic passive volume and tone controls, and with a toggle switch for serial / parallel operation. The hardware includes Grover bass tuners, Badass (now Badass 1) bridge then by Leo Quan. In 2019, Allparts purchased that company.

A hard shell case from the period, possibly original, is included.


Price: $1,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Solo 2 Bass
  • Year: 1979
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: SOLO-2-195, built in Scarborough Ontario 1979
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/10/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.032lbs 4.56kg
  • Scale Length: 34in 863.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.673in 41.23mm
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