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Holy cow! A five-string Gretsch bass from 1968?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve Boisen, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choiceâ„¢ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Could this be for real?

    - Steve
  2. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
  3. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    It's plausible that someone could have special ordered it and it was a factory conversion.
    Fender started making the Bass V (tuned EADGC) in 1961, and there were 5 string uprights well before that.
  4. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Banned

    Apr 6, 2008
    Headstock looks funky...you can see where the original tuner holes were filled in. If the factory did this, wouldn't they have just not drilled it for a four string in the first place???

    Something's odd about it.
  5. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011

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