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1956

Fender 1956 Precision Bass Sunburst

Fender 1956 Precision Bass Sunburst

The Fender 1956 Precision Bass was a transition model and the last production version of this fantastically influential instrument before it took its final form in 1957. Introduced in 1951 with a ‘slab’ body and single coil pickup, the Precision Bass was rapidly popular and in 1954 gained ‘comfort contours’ to match the new Stratocaster model. In 1957, the P-Bass was revised with a larger headstock, new pickguard and the two-coil humbucking pickup that Fender, like most manufacturers, had been developing.  

Vintage
Price: $18,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision 1956 Solidbody Electric Bass Sunburst

❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision 1956 Solidbody Electric Bass Sunburst

This is a rare treat – a wonderful Fender Precision 1956 Solidbody Electric Bass in very good, all original condition excepting strings, with some wear to the back finish from the player’s belt. The neck is quartersawn Maple and the body is Alder, with an overall weight around 8.5 pounds (3.9 kg). The finish on the neck is very clean and the headstock logo decal is in excellent condition.

Vintage
Price: $19,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

This guitar is a limited edition available at the 2017 NAMM show – a Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster in Aged Lake Placid Blue. On the Certificate of Authenticity, it’s identified as the “Ltd 56 Stratocaster Relic®” , and the Custom Shop card identifies it as #140 of the 30th Anniversary run. This guitar features what Fender calls a Relic treatment on a nitrocellulose lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware and a Roasted Alder body.

Used
Price: $3,699.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

❌SOLD❌ Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J160E was one of the first mass production electrified steel string guitars. This model was discontinued in 1979, and is occasionally re-issued. One of the greatest contributors to the success of this model was a 1962 model’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the hands of one John Lennon. That was The Beatles first US performance, and made all their gear quite popular.

Vintage
Price: $4,750.00 CAD

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❌NO LONGER AVAILABLE❌ Gibson Country Western Model SJ Natural, 1956

❌NO LONGER AVAILABLE❌ Gibson Country Western Model SJ Natural, 1956

This Gibson Country Western was built during the model’s first year, and is in good playing order. It has had some repairs – it is 62 years old, after all – including some cleated top cracks and over-sprayed finish. The tuners have been replaced with new vintage-style models, and work well. As is typical, the pickguard is lifting a bit. Under the bridge, a sub-plate has been added to the bridge plate due to normal wear. The top is spruce, the back, sides and neck are mahogany, and the fingerboard and bridge are rosewood. The fingerboard is bound and has dual-parallellogram position markers, as an ‘upgrade’ from more basic models like th J-45.

Vintage
Price: $4,599.99 CAD

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