1975 Black Fender Jazz Bass
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.
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1971 Olympic White Fender Jazz Bass
This Stunning Example from 1971.
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National Val-Pro 84
This National Val-Pro 84 in White Resoglas is a beauty frozen in time (we were told 1962), with it’s Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar has the neck pickup and a hidden pickup in the bridge.
Most musicians are first attracted to them, no doubt, by the way they look. The body shape resembles a map of the United States. The National Val-Pro 84 was introduced in 1961 (they first made a catalog appearance in ’62) and were made only through 1964.
The guitar’s finish was sprayed first into a mold, which was then sprayed with Fiberglas before the finished half was unmolded. The two pieces (front and back) were screwed together with five screws entering from the back and going into blocks of maple glued to the inside of the body. Valco called the material Res-O-Glas–a combination of polyester resin and glass threads.
In 1962, the Val-Pro style came in three models–the Val-Pro 82, 84, and 88, along with the Val-Pro 85 bass–that were identical in hardware and ornamentation, but differed in the pickups and controls offered. The 84 (pictured here) had one single-coil pickup in the neck position, plus a transducer-type pickup built into the base of the bridge.
Kay Model K5921 Solid Body Bass with the four inline tuners in the “Bush Wacker” headstock (we were told from 1966), this bass comes with a nylon hardshell case.
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
Kay Swingmaster Model K673
Kay Swingmaster Model K673 with 3 toaster/tissue-box pickups, multi pickup selector switch, in two tone sunburst and a classic rounded cutaway semi hollow body with a f-hole in a non-original hardshell case. The lightly flamed maple body displays very nice finish checking. Block inlays on a rosewood neck, with a black and white checkered/stitched binding. Pickup selector switch and volume/tone configurations for each pickup. Overall, it’s in excellent condition for the years it has been around, it is a very nice example of this model and certainly a rare find for those that know the quality of these instruments.
Harmony H22 is a 1967 model Sunburst Hollow Body Bass with the extra pickup switch for tone switching. This model was made by Harmony once one of the biggest instrument makers from 1892 until 1976 making guitars and basses under their own brand and for other retailers. This bass is in unbelievable condition, we are still reeling from seeing this come out of the case, and why we haven’t enjoyed this beauty that we have had stashed away for 7 years, now it can be yours, take a step back into time… we cannot be sure if this is the original case, but it appears to be.
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
1983 Fender Jazz Bass, in a Crème Finish. There is an added Jazz Bass Bridge Cover that someone along the way put on the bass, other than that, it appears to be all there. It comes with the late 1970’s molded PVC Fender Case.