When Leo Fender invented the electric bass guitar in the early days of the 1950s, music changed forever. The Twelfth Fret features a wide and frequently changing collection of vintage and used basses. If you’re looking for something in particular, contact us. We set instruments up to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.
The Kay K5920 Speed Demon hollowbody electric bass was one of the Kay company's many instruments aimed at beginner to semi-pro players.
When I first saw the Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar, I thought it looked familiar; it is based on the successful Douglas Harrison GB
The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960 and was aimed towards the jazz bassists who still played full size uprights. It rapidly moved into
Ernie Ball Music Man builds some of the most popular basses - as with this Sterling 5, focusing on meeting the needs of the working
The Pedulla Thunderbolt 5-String bass combines a bolt-on maple neck and a laminated body, and like other Pedulla instruments, is built entirely in the USA.
Though not the very first - that distinction goes to the 1937 Tutmark Model 736 - the Fender Precision Bass is the most recorded bass.
The Hofner Club Bass, also known as the Hofner 500/2 bass, is similar in design to the iconic 500/1 Beatle Bass, but with a traditional