Extremely rare Standel / Koontz electric bass guitar. According to a long time Standel collector there was an estimate of less than 20 of these built bearing the Standel name and 9 (including this one and the one he owns) have been accounted for. Probably making this the rarest of all the Standel / Koontz production models. This same model sometimes surfaces bearing the Harptone name and is virtually the same in construction, but considerably more examples are known to exist.
This one is virtually mint. Before I owned it, It has been socked away in a private collection for over 30 years and never played. I am not a bass player and have only played it a few times in the past 5 or 6 years. Gorgeous deep cherry finish and a long sale too! This guitar is undoubtedly the best example existing of this extremely rare instrument designed by Sam Koontz, the most respected master luthier and built in his workshop at the Harptone Manufacturing Corporation in Newark, New Jersey, and under his direction for Standel.
She only weighs about 7 1/2 pounds so she is easy on the back. One of the best sounding and best playing bass guitars you will ever see. Comes with her original, plush lined, top quality case in excellent condition.
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