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The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Finish Details: Original finish on the back and neck. The headstock has four small black touchups around each tuner post; the original tuner holes were bored out at one point, and were then filled, re-drilled, and touched up.
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Solid mahogany body with carved top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .92" (1st fret), .99" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00" to
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 30 1/8"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and truss rod adjustment at the headstock. The nut has been replaced. The original tuner holes were bored out at one point, and were subsequently plugged and re-drilled for the correct tuners.
Electronics: Original humbucker pickup with center pole pieces and black plastic cover, and original wiring harness with master volume/tone controls. Some solder joints appear to have been touched up. The pots were made by Centralab, and date to 1961.
Pickup Measurements: 33.0k
Hardware: Three of the tuners have been replaced with period-correct tuners. The jack plate and nut are also not original. The pickguard is missing.
Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The nut and jack plate are not original -Some solder joints have been touched up -Three of the tuners are not original -The tuner holes have been plugged and re-drilled, and the area of the headstock around these has been touched up with black
Case Details: Original hardshell case; the handle has broken on one side.
Cosmetic Condition: The bass has aged nicely, with consistent horizontal finish checking on the body and neck, and numerous small dings/gouges on the body. There is heavy wear on the bass side of the pickup, and numerous chips along the edges of the body. The back of the body has some buckle rash and additional finish chips. The neck has a couple small dings on the back at the second fret, and wear along the sides of the fingerboard. The headstock edges have some finish wear as well.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action; the frets are narrow and fairly low with minor wear, and the bass plays cleanly in this condition. The truss rod is adjustable in both directions. The original inked serial number on the back of the headstock has faded; the pot codes and appointments date the instrument to 1961.
Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange

Very Good
Brown Dark Mahogany
16 Years
$6,077 down from $6,595
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago, IL
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Monday-Saturday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

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3-Day / 15-day Return Policy If you are not completely satisfied with any product, return it for a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 3 days from the shipping date on Vintage instruments, and 15 days on New instruments. Credit card returns are issued a credit for purchase price. Refunds are made for product value only, excluding shipping and handling charges. New, Unopened items: You may return most NEW, untouched, unopened items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund. if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.) we'll also pay the return shipping costs. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. Vintage, Used items: We have to evaluate vintage and used guitars, amps, and other items on a case by case basis. We spend a lot of time with you and the item before your purchase to try to avoid any surprises after your purchase. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, we strive to issue your refund sooner. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). Send your return to: Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 The following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened or unused: strings, harmonicas, microphones, cleaners, polishes, and polishing cloths. Software/soundware, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos may be returned for credit only if they are in their original, sealed packaging. If defective, these items will only be exchanged for the same product. For complete details on our guarantees, shipping, and return policies, please contact our Customer Service Department at 773-525-7773; fax us at 773-525-2775; visit our website at www.chicagomusicexchange.com, or write us at Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.