1975 Black Fender Jazz Bass

Category: Bass

1975 Black Fender Jazz Bass1975 Black Fender Jazz Bass

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This 1975 Fender Jazz Bass with its original Fender Case in A++ condition is a dream to play. Its always desirable and thought to be rare or fewer produced in the color of black. Weighing in at 10 pounds, which is remarkable for this era of Fender Bass.

Due to a previous owner (obviously an in experienced juvenile) having loosened the “bullet” truss rod nut beyond the end of the threaded portion of the truss rod, thus making the “bullet” nut thread back onto the rod impossible.  The truss rod “bullet” nut had to be reseated on the truss rod.  For this process the first fret marker was removed to perform the reseating of the “bullet” nut by an experienced Luthier.  Now it plays beautifully with a very low action. No harm was done to the finish of the neck or headstock.

It appears to have been lightly “played” and with the usual finish swirls and only a very few aging points.   The first fret marker. Crazing of the finish on the back of the body and a spot on the back of the neck near the treble side as the neck tapers to the headstock.

This bass even being 41 years old has seen very little use, as evidenced by its pristine original Fender case. I know this bass will be a joy to play and own in the right new home, or in the hands of a collector desiring a piece to complement their collection.

Our price DOES NOT include shipping to you. Direct pick up can be arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kay 1982s Style Leader

Category: Guitar

Kay 1982s Style Leader

You are looking at a Kay 1982s Style Leader from 1963, this single cutaway model in a beautiful Sunburst, with two copper colored anodized aluminum pickguard strips. This guitar was known as the Style Leader in several versions in regard to the pickup count, this model has 2 pickups, a pickup selector and what appears to be volume and tone controls for each pickup. This guitar is timeless in the blues man’s life. Comes with a chip board case, this is possibly the original case to the guitar, however I cannot confirm this.

Kay Company history – Wikipedia

 

 

 

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Gretsch Chet Atkins

Category: Guitar

Gretsch Chet Atkins

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Guitar Model 6120 made in 1966 Cowboy Orange this double cutaway body with two fake “F” Holes, two pickups and featuring a Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece. All parts appear to be there, however the muting system is not working properly, by visual inspection the felt pad has grooved out and will need to be replaced before the mute function of this guitar will perform. It comes with a very nice clean original hard shell case.

  • Double cutaway
  • Simulated (painted) “F” hole body.
  • Smooth Leather back pad.
  • Single mute added.
  • Signature on pickguard.
  • One added standby switch on lower treble bout (three switches total; pickup, tone, standby).

info from Vintage Guitars Info

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Baldwin Model 706V

Category: Guitar

Baldwin Model 706V

Baldwin Model 706V with “F” Holes in a Sunburst Finish made by Burns of London for Baldwin in the U.S.A from 1967 until 1970. The bridge pickup on this guitar does not appear to be functioning. If there is a simple fix other than a complete rewind before shipment we will make it. Otherwise, the bridge pickup should not be expected to work. There is a hard-shell case, but not original.

This is an Italian made guitar.  These guitar were made from 1967 – 1970. The main parts were made in Italy and assembled at the Baldwin factory in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A Burns neck was added at the US factory with the signature scroll-top headstock. It’s possible other components were made by Burns or Baldwin directly but this appears to be largely Italian made parts including the pick-ups. The pickups are “Bar Type” humbuckers with adjustable screw poles and a Baldwin logo stamped on them. It has an adjustable roller bridget, Bigsby-like vibrato with string rollers.  The Baldwin 700 series guitars were a budget oriented line that included this 706V, a 706 with a trapeze tailpiece and die-cut “B” (no whammy), a 12 string called 712 (and 712T with a thinner neck), and a 704 bass. The guitars came in Cherry Red and Sunburst colors.

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Ovation Preacher Model 1281

Category: Guitar

Ovation Preacher Model 1281

This Ovation Preacher Model 1281 Guitar, it appears a 1977 model. These guitars were made from 1975 until 1982 It is a solid body Mahogany body with a Double Cutaway and 2 pickups. It is in very good condition and a very nice example of this model and certainly a rare find for those that know the quality of these instruments. This guitar has been under protected collective storage for the last 10 years. It does have the original Ovation formed case.

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National Bel-Aire Model 1198

Category: Guitar

National Bel-Aire Model 1198

National Bel-Aire Model 1198 made in 1959  this a Jazz Model  with a slightly thicker body in a beautiful natural finish with a classic headstock design and the National logo. These single pointed cutaway models appeared from 1953 until 1961 mainly in Sunburst, so this Natural Finish is a probably considered few and far between in this condition. National had Gibson make these bodies for them and they attached their necks to what we know now as the ES-175 by Gibson, so you can understand why this body is so fine and luxurious to the point that if you did not know this fact, you would be scratching your head with amazement as to why National could make such a fine guitar. This 3 pickup bound body, has a Master Tone knob control. It has the original “Stone” Case and is a fine case for the day this beautiful guitar made it into the market place.

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