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NBD: 1961 Fender Bass VI

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Curtis Novak, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. Curtis Novak

    Curtis Novak

    Aug 19, 2012
    Yucca Valley, CA
    Pickup Artist at Curtis Novak Classic Pickups
    I have not been this excited in some time over a vintage score...

    I was really sweating bullets worried it would not get through US customs coming in from South Africa, but it safely arrived today in 1 piece with its Brazilian rosewood fret board. This is one of the first BassVI made to take to the 1961 NAMM show. It has the 10/61 neck date, and a clipped logo because they did not have the actual Bass VI logo ready. It will need a refin but other than that it is all in tact. Watch for the pickups soon. Actually I have been making the pickups for a couple years I just needed this to get the chrome ring and the cover made to vintage spec.
    curtis


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  2. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    I respectfully interject that this is beautiful, and by no means is requiring of a refin.
    Congrats, though, on this bass. Quite a piece of history.
     
  3. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    That's amazing! I was just going to say I don't think I'd ever seen one in Natural but I guess that's what the refin is about? What color was it originally?

    Awesome piece right there, congratulations!
     
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    amazing!
     
  5. Steve K

    Steve K

    Jun 20, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Beautiful! Keep it naked
     
  6. Curtis Novak

    Curtis Novak

    Aug 19, 2012
    Yucca Valley, CA
    Pickup Artist at Curtis Novak Classic Pickups
    I would NEVER refin a vintage finish... it was a sunburst that was stripped.
    curtis
     
  7. Mitchinboxer

    Mitchinboxer

    Jan 25, 2012
    The natural finish looks ridiculously awesome! I would maybe put some gloss over it as protection, but that just looks so unique.
     
  8. jbalou02

    jbalou02

    Mar 8, 2010
    /drool
    /pout

    Its ok I guess. I think you should paint it black and put some skulls on it.