Hello All. This post has been in the making for a few years and is a story that is more than 20 years old.
The Bass guitar was put into a container and shipped with all of our other house hold items to Australia. It arrived here in Perth, Western Australia mid 1996 [I think], and it was put into a corner and left.
The bass was passed to an ex boyfriend of mine in 2001, as he wanted to start playing, which I had no idea about. While visiting another friend one evening in Perth around 2004, he made a point of wanting to show me this really cool bass guitar my ex had given him. Intrigued I sat quietly while the friend ran off to another room and brought out a guitar cover that look VERY familiar. It was a homemade denim bag, and I realised I knew who made the bag! Now I was very curious, and my friends excitement had built to fever pitch with him bouncing around and jigging while he opened the bag. When he revealed the bass guitar I just stood there looking at the guitar smiling, all I said was, “yeah, my brother painted that back in South Africa." The friend was a little deflated by this news as you would expect. I got hold of my brother and told him the funny story which is found rather amusing. he was also surprised that the bass was still around.
The day we arrived to take some photos of the guitar, and the owner at the time ended up returning the guitar to Danial. Saying that he felt it should go back to its rightful owner, as he wasn’t going to do much with it for a while.