New 1959 family member

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BILL Db, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. She just arrived last week from the C/S in Corona Calif..
    An homage to my home town of Fullerton, my friendship with Leo and the first bass that I learned on, a '59' P- bass. Took five months.

    '59' P- Bass NOS Lacquer
    8.4lbs., Ash, sort for light, med tint, sort for dark rosewood, reverse machines, vint. frets, H.W. '57' pickups, correct brown tolex case.

    Sharing the love,
    Bill Dickinson IMG_0565.JPG IMG_0591.JPG IMG_0569.jpg IMG_0571.JPG IMG_0572.JPG IMG_0564.JPG
  2. Datsgor


    Jul 29, 2000
    So sweet.
  3. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
  4. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    oh laward.... that's an eye popper for sure! and a bass to be buried with (or passed onto the kids).. :)

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  5. That is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Now that is nice!
  7. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Tell us about Leo!
  8. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    J'ville Florida
  9. All the above and more a beautiful bass :thumbsup:. What case candy do you get with a FCS bass?
  10. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Congratulations! She is beautiful. What will you name her?
  11. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    And no tort! I recently REPLACED the tort pickguard on my 30 year old USA '62 Reissue (AVRI) with a gold anodized off a road worn, effectively turning it into a ''59 reissue".
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  12. mikecd1


    Mar 3, 2009
    New England
    Congrats on a mighty fine bass! Since its Custom Shop I'm guessing the neck is 1.75, but can't tell from the photos. Enjoy and please tell us about Leo:)
  13. JohnPaulSmith

    JohnPaulSmith Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Lancaster County, PA
    Beautiful! A C/S version of my birth year bass. Hmmm....go away GAS.
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  14. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    I put an anodized 'guard on my stripped MIJ Squier P for the same effect. :)

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  15. Wowee!!... A real live "holy grail " bass.
    How many of your children did you have to sell to finance that?!... :wideyed:
    Root 5 likes this.
  16. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Beautiful! Simply beautiful! :woot:

    But a Fender CS? My wallet took one look and is now hiding under the bed and won’t come out.

    Congratulations! Play it well. :):thumbsup:
  17. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    A good musical instrument should survive its "owner". The second musician instrument I ever got was the neighbor's grandpa's "old violin" - they knew I played, and they gave it to me. It was from the late 1800's, and was a better instrument than the 1968 (new at that point) one that my parents had bought for me (which was a bit awkward, but we got past it).

    When I no longer played violin, I passed both of my violins on to a group that gives them to young folks of modest means starting out in music. Somewhere out there, there are a couple kids with really nice violins - one of them has one that's about 120 years older than they are. I've done the same with a number of basses as well. I didn't own those instruments, I just had stewardship of them for a time.
  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    An excellent sentiment. One I agree with 100%. (I’ve done the same.) :thumbsup:
  19. When I was a kid, my friend and I used to ride our bikes over to the factory on Raymond av. and watch through an open door in the back (no a.c. in the summer). Inside we could see women siting at benches doing soldering and guys in tank tops working on band saws. Years later, I became a customer and got to know Leo who attended Fullerton College where I studied music. He was the consummate geek but very clever. He did play the sax in school but never guitar or bass and was deaf in one ear. I never saw him without a shirt pocket full of pens and pencils. He was generous and helped me with a shipping case for my amp when I was to fly out on my first tour with a major Record act. I was clueless (no ATA cases then).

    Sorry if I went on.
    Bill D
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  20. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Incredible bass, and story!

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