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Guns Rose Bass - Fake Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Finneus, May 31, 2018.

  1. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    Anybody ever seen one of these? It looks like a Warwick Fortress One, has the "Corvette" truss rod cover, but what is the "Guns Rose, USA Design" on the headstock? I don't know what to make of this. Didn't see in person, its out there for sale. If it were a Warwick, the price is great. Owner says there are MEC's on it, which would be consistent with Fortress One. Have to think this is either a fake Warwick, or this bass was cobbled together from various parts.


  2. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    Looks like an older RockBass Corvette with a 1-piece bridge, but might have an actual Warwick neck (judging by the truss cover and Just-a-nut)? Pics are too low-res to truly see...

    Here is a fretless version that has all the features as the bass in question. It’s most likely a Rockbass with a customized veneer on the headstock

    Warwick RockBass Corvette 4-String Fretless | Wyan Music
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
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  3. Tom Baker

    Tom Baker

    Feb 3, 2016
    Yeah, someone doctored up a RockBass Corvette. The Fortress has a slightly longer upper horn.

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