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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?
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    - Steve
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    Conversion?
     
  3. lz4005

    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
    Lousy-Anna
    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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