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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by themacinator, Dec 31, 2011.
Seller says its from 1957
I can't seem to find anything on it.
I don't know what it is, but it is in AMAZING condition for being 55 years old. I would expect the metal on the bridge and pickup surround to be much more tarnished/pitted/discolored than that. I'm questioning if it really is that old. It seems to be in much too nice condition for its supposed age.
The pickguard reminds me of some of the Danelectros.
Whatever it is, it's pretty sexy lookin'
This bass looks like a 60's Japanese bass (Teisco, Greco, Seckova) etc. But what do I really know?
Purely a hunch...I seem to remember jamming with a guitarist, with a guitar version of this: Kay.
edit: I just found this on ebay, under Silvertone bass: seller isn't sure either. But indications are that it is Japanese produced, and probably marketed under numerous brands.
Well that's it for sure. Seller wants 200 for it.
Looks very similar to a old Japanese model that was branded Zenon. Do a google for zenon guitar. Image results look pretty similar.
Best guess: Teisco/Audition/Coral branded bass.
Pretty similar to this one:
1960's TEISCO AUDITION ELECTRIC BASS "VERY COOL" W/ RARE ORIGINAL HARD CASE | eBay
Good luck figuring out your mystery.
Edit: Looks like you found it!
With the condition it appears to be in, I doubt you'd get hurt on it @ 200. I'd bet a dealer at a guitar show would give more than 200 for it, if you change your mind & want to sell it.
It looks more like it's from the 60's as others have said. What ever it is it is in great shape! $200 seems like a good deal. I would go for it!
How about that bridge!
Teisco or Harmony
It floors me to think back to the sixties, when basses like this were hanging in every pawn shop window for $49-$69 NEW!!
On a side note; Until he joined The Allman Brothers, Lamar Williams played an old $59 Kingston similar to this (with mis-matched strings, missing knobs, bent tuners, bowed neck, etc). I used to borrow it from him while refinishing my Fender!
He made it sound like a million dollars though!
Pawn shops? We bought 'em at Sears, Montgomery Ward, EJ Korvette, & other fine retailers for that amount!! Along with the tube amps they plugged into.