Fender / Bass VI / 1963 / Burgundy Mist / Bass For Sale
This remarkable custom color 1963 Bass VI weighs in at just 9.00 lbs. Offset asymmetrical solid alder body and matching Burgundy Mist headstock. Maple neck with a medium profile and a veneer Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and clay dot position markers. Individual Kluson 'double-line' Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons (stamped on the underside D-169400/Patent No.). This guitar has an "A" neck with a nut width of just over 1 1/2 inches and a short bass scale length of 30 inches. Single "butterfly" string with nylon spacer. Headstock decal with "Fender VI" logo in gold with black trim and "Electric Bass Guitar" and three patent numbers in black below it. Small circular "Offset Contour Body" decal on the ball end of the headstock. Four-bolt neck plate with serial number "L98109" between the top two screws. Three Jaguar-style (white six-polepiece) pickups with serrated chrome surrounds and outputs of 6.07k, 5.96k, and 6.11k. Three-layer (white/black/white) ABS plastic pickguard with bevelled edge and fourteen screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and jack input on lower metal plate adjoining pickguard and four two-way pickup selector switches (one for each pickup, the fourth being a 'frequency' switch) all on a metal plate inset into the pickguard. Seven-sided black plastic knobs with white markings. Six-saddle bridge with adjustable mute and separate vibrato tailpiece. The neck is stamped "6 MAY 63A" and the pots are stamped "137 6528" (CTS, July, 1965). Complete with the original tremolo arm and bridge cover. This exceptionally rare custom color Bass Vl is in near mint (9.25++) condition. It has hardly ever been played and probably never spent more than a day out of its case. To be super critical - the only marks on this forty-seven year old beauty are a couple of tiny and very insignificant indentations on the back, a couple of tiny surface marks on the sides and some very light finish checking. There is no wear to the frets or the fretboard. The Burgundy Mist color is rich and unfaded. Quite simply - the finest Burgundy Mist Bass Vl on the Planet - "The stuff that dreams are made of�" as said by the immortal Sam Spade! Housed in its original Fender black hardshell case with black leather ends and burnt orange plush lining (8.75).
Fretted Americana , USA
We specialize in acquiring and offering the finest specimens of American vintage electric guitars with particular attention to those in their complete, original state. We are the only dealer to embrace a written code of ethics (in Terms & Conditions). We encourage you to read it.
HOW WE WORK
We want to inspire and win your trust and confidence. You don't want to have any negative surprises upon receipt of an instrument that you've invested yourself as well as your money into. Nor do you want any untoward surprises should you decide to sell it in the future.
To that end, every guitar that we offer is catalogued to a degree and depth of detail that is fast becoming the standard in the trade. When we declare an instrument to be completely original, it is. If it is not, we tell you exactly in what manner it has been altered.
We photograph each guitar at many angles to provide you with the broadest, clearest sense of its appearance. We will, upon request, provide you with images of all electronic components, inside and out.
Each guitar we acquire is skillfully and painstakingly dissected by David Brass, who is a trained luthier as well as a dealer and collector. All parts, no matter how small, are meticulously examined. We have an enviable reference library of wide breadth and scope that we refer to when necessary for crucial facts. The instrument is put under a black-light: original finish or refin? Even the most skillfully masked ding is uncovered. David then fastidiously reassembles the instrument. It is then cleaned with the finest products available for wood and metal.
An inspection certificate of authenticity signed by David is provided with every guitar you purchase.
We keep our inventory relatively small and highly select. We choose our guitars with extreme care so we can offer you the finest examples of the finest rare guitars in the world.
We are client focused to an extraordinary degree. If you expect or would like to be surprised by courteous, professional client service, we will pleased to accommodate that desire.
It is our fervent wish to establish a long-term relationship with you.
CODE OF ETHICS
We wish to establish an ongoing relationship with you based upon your trust in our knowledge and judgment.
To that end:
We meticulously inspect in detail every guitar that we offer. We check the finish, all of the electrical components, serial numbers, etc. With over thirty years of experience collecting and handling vintage guitars and our enormous reference library, we bring to bear all that is known about guitar manufacturers, models, and annual production.
We provide full, detailed descriptions and specs to each guitar.
We openly disclose any and all flaws we discover in writing. If the instrument is not completely “straight,” we will tell you so and why.
We endeavor to conduct ourselves to the highest standard of professional behavior.
We will deal fairly and ethically; no surprises, flim-flam, dubious business practices or shenanigans.
We value your sense of privacy and uphold the highest standards of discretion and respect
We allow a full 48 hour honeymoon period when you buy a guitar from us. If you are not 100% satisfied with it we will refund the purchase price in full, less shipping, upon return of the guitar in the same condition as sold. Please call us before returning the instrument.
Please inspect your new guitar immediately upon receiving it. If any guitar we offer is found to be not as described, we will happily refund the full purchase price, less shipping, upon return of the guitar in the same condition as sold. Please call us before returning the instrument.