1961 Fender Bass VI
1961 Fender Bass VI in good condition. This is an early example of the venerable Bass VI. It has a neck date from 1961 and pots that date to the last week of 1961. The serial number puts it right at the end of 1961 as well. The neck finish is original while the body finish is a refin. It came to us with a sad looking and very poorly applied black finish. We opted to strip it down to the wood and refinish it in Sonic blue nitrocellulose lacquer. The finish is applied in a period correct method. The contours of the body were not sanded or altered in the process. The guitar came to us with no pick-guard so we made a reproduction. The electronics are all original. The pickups are all strong and sound amazing. The bridge is a vintage mustang bridge which works very well on this. We have it set-up with baritone strings tuned to G, however it can easily be changed to E tuning with heavier strings which we have. The neck is the classic early 60s round C shape with 1 9/16" nut width. Incredibly fun to play as a solo instrument. These seem to always find homes in the best studios. Includes the original white tolex hard case in OK condition.