Meriken SAB Bass By Samick 90sRef.: 17312
REFERENCE: Meriken SAB Bass by Samick 90s
SERIAL NUMBER: None
COLOR: Brown Sunburst
RIGHT / LEFT: Right
HEADSTOCK: Std SAB
BODY: Laminated NATO with central maple block
HEADSTOCK: Open Book with one Ibanez tuning peg
SCALE: 34 ”
INLAYS: WH dots
BRIDGE: Individually adjustable
PICKUPS: 1 x EB-style single coil pickup
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone
WEIGHT: 3.8 kilos
INCLUDES: Gig Bag
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Korea
The Japanese market is unique in that Gibson and Fender’s trademark copyrights do not apply there. Therefore, other manufacturers can use their designs, as long as they are only sold within Japan.
Samick made a play for this market starting in the mid 1980s, even going so far as to create brands just for the Japanese market (Meriken, Hot Licks and Nashville), but found it difficult to compete with well-established domestic Japanese brands. By 1991, they began dwindling down their Japanese Market-specific lineup and by 1996 had condensed to a single international lineup.
Dating Japanese market models can be very difficult because most did not include serial numbers at all. For examples using a 3-way box switch, a production date may be ink-stamped on the side of the switch. Only by 1992 did they finally start including serial numbers, following their standard Serial Number format.
475€ VAT Included