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2012 Fender American Standard Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

2012 Fender American Standard Jazz Bass (consignment)  SOLD

This 2012 Fender American Standard Jazz Bass is in fantastic, near mint condition. It’s all original with Fender Custom Shop pickups and rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers, and the alder body sports a classic 3-tone sunburst and faux tortoise pickguard. The strings mount through the back onto the new High Mass Vintage bridge – this is just as adjustable as the original vintage bridge but with much more weight to add sustain and clarity.

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Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Based on the Club guitar, the Hofner 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1965 and built to 1970. It was never as popular as its cousin the 500/1 violin or ‘Beatle Bass’, but its more traditional single cutaway guitar shape perhaps works a bit better without a strap.

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2010 Hofner 500/1 Cavern Bass (consignment) SOLD

2010 Hofner 500/1 Cavern Bass (consignment) SOLD

The Hofner 500/1 Cavern Bass is a reproduction of the first 500/1 purchased by Paul McCartney in 1961 and is named after London’s Cavern club, where so many bands played. Some went on to become great, others – not so much. McCartney used his Cavern bass while recording ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Revolution’.

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1978 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

1978 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment)  SOLD

Here is a very well preserved 1978 Fender Jazz Bass in a custom colour. Officially, this colour was designated ‘Walnut’, but many people call it ‘Mocha’ – which was never an official colour.

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2006 Gretsch White Falcon Bass G6136LSB (consignment) SOLD

2006 Gretsch White Falcon Bass G6136LSB (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s something not quite vintage, but certainly unusual – a 2006 Gretsch White Falcon Bass G6136LSB (Long Scale Bass). The Gretsch White Falcon was introduced in 1954 as a top of the line showpiece for the NAMM show, but a bass model wasn’t put into production at the time.

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1963 Fender Bass VI (consignment) SOLD

1963 Fender Bass VI (consignment)  SOLD

Relatively rare, this 1963 Fender Bass VI is in good visual, working and playing condition. Introduced in 1961 and built till 1975, Leo Fender intended the Fender Bass VI to be both a bass and a baritone guitar. But it was never the roaring success that the Precision Bass, the Telecaster or the Stratocaster were, and only about 800 of the original design were made. However, some of those 800 appear in influential music of the time, including the Lovin’ Spooful albums, The Beatles White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road.

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