0landmanhallBest Answer 9 years ago ReplyUpvote'70S era Japan wasnt known for quality instruments. I would take it to any music store and see if they know or can point you to someone who does. Or find an older bass player who may recognize the brand. I have seen a few books on guitar indentification but not one dealing with basses. Also you might try a pawn shop but DONT sell it there. They will offer about a third of what its worth. In the end, if it plays well and your happy with it, thats all that matters! It looks nice and it seems to have been taken care of too. I'd play it on stage no problem! Rock on!