Retrofret Stock # 4725. Fender Electric Violin (1958), made in Fullerton, California, sunburst lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck, black tolex hard shell case. One of the rarest 1950's Fender instruments, Leo's Electric Violin was built in extremely small numbers. Originally designed for Bob Wills' Western swing sound, for whatever reason the violin never caught on with Fender customers, despite being a very good design. The body has hollow pockets but is closed with no soundholes, with a proprietary pickup mounted under the bridge. The neck is the standard '50's Fender construction, solid one-piece maple with a maple fingerboard and single-sided headstock. A great sounding electric fiddle, and an amazing Fender collectible.Overall length is 25 in. (63.5 cm.), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 in. (330 mm.). Width of nut is 7/8 in. (22 mm.). 100% original, very fine overall; some clean repairs to the body edges at the seams and a few finish chips, otherwise little signs of use. Two "dinks" in the Fender logo decal, the larger on the "F". Excellent Condition.

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

sunburst lacquer
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
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Retrofret has been shipping instruments throughout the USA and worldwide for nearly 20 years. We have yet to experience a single instance of damage (...I hope this doesn't jinx our perfect record). Retrofret's shipping department can send parcels via UPS, Fedex, USPS, BAX, DHL and DSV Air and Yusen Air Cargo. We ship instruments and other items on a 48 hour approval basis once we received payment in full. Shipping charges and taxes are not included in the prices listed. Mail order shipments within New York are subject to sales tax of 8.875%. Shipments out of state are not subject to NY city and state tax, although the buyer assumes all other tax requirements of their municipality. Before sending payment, please call to confirm the instrument's availability and the cost of shipment.

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