There are two models of Raider:


Matsumoku 1983-4

Raider I


Available in a couple of two-tone paint finishes, either eye-catching or ugly depending on your point of view.


  • Body: solid Alder
  • Neck: Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 34 inch scale
  • 20 frets
  • Single Hard Puncher I pickup
  • 1 volume and 1 tone control

Raider I bass front

Raider I bass back










Updated September 2011:
Thanks to Forum member Raider for these new pictures of his restored Raider I (click to enlarge):

















Raider II


The Raider II had different machine heads (Bass Tuner II, the Raider I used Bass tuner I) and was only available in plain red or black, and had Triangular position markers (The Raider I had dots).

Apart from those very minor differences, they’re the same guitar.


Model specs changed sometime in 1983.
The Raider models shown in the 1984 catalogue have only the plain red or black finishes and the Raider II has lost the triangular position markers but gained an extra pickup (Super Boomer I in the bridge position) and a 3 way pickup selector.
Also, both the Raider I and II had Bass Tuner I machine heads.
Both basses now had 22 frets.
See also, the 1983 catalogue
Raider II bass front

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