Merry Christmas (its red,its a '61)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sentry, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
  2. sentry


    Jan 8, 2011
    Todd Bainbridge in Vancouver pulling it apart in Jan. to get to the heart of the matter....exact date,origionality of color(CAR in '61 ???).Can't wait to see the innards !!!!!
  3. Osztertag2112


    Jan 27, 2013
    My win! Thays the best looking p bass I've ever seen
  4. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    love it! congrats
  5. If the undercoat is silver, it's pre '65, if it's gold, it's post '65. But sure looks nice!
  6. sentry


    Jan 8, 2011
    The more I read about early Fullerton paint jobs.....the less is for sure.They did lots of custom color requests,mostly over botched sun-bursts.Some actually had no primer......
  7. DavidBassista


    May 21, 2014
    Beautiful bass. Love that old pickguard too. Congrats. I hope it sounds as good as it looks. I have a 63, welcome to the club. In fact, go post this bass in the pre-cbs club thread.
  8. Sigh wish Santa brought me this!
  9. braud357


    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
  10. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    Wow.....just wow.
  11. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef is modulating in time. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Candy Apple Red wasn't one of the 14 original custom colors Fender offered in '60/61. CAR first appeared in 1963 (or possibly late '62). Dakota and Fiesta Red were the only red choices in 1961. The back of the neck also looks exceptionally clean for 50+ years old.. so along with the CAR body, I'd say there's lno doubt in my mind it's been refinned. Still a truly awesome bass though, Merry Christmas to you!!
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  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful piece of history congrats and it looks like I didn't make the same side of Santa's list you did? :)
  13. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    The inside of that case should be on the Register of Historic Places.
  14. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    NICE!! Refinish??
  15. bassrich


    Nov 20, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    hootnanny peg and all, nice present
  16. groovatron


    Mar 11, 2010
  17. S.O.B. Santa skipped my house AGAIN this year.
  18. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Not to be understated or anything, but that is one handsome bass guitar.
  19. sentry


    Jan 8, 2011
    I'll keep you posted on the re-fin question.The neck probably isn't,it was parked from 77 till now,just very low miles.The paint will be answered in Jan.