So what has Hillman got here?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GretschWretch, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Body looks like a P; neck . . . ? Headstock is the Gibson "open book," but the neck as a whole suggests Wal or that other British make (begins with H). But in 1967? I don't think so.

  2. stacker

    stacker Inactive

    Feb 24, 2010
    [​IMG] Odd-ball. It looks very likea Hayman headstock, even down to what looks like a large string retainer. Hayman didn't emerge until the early '70s but coudl this be some kind of precursor from Hayman? See the attached photo of a 4040 headstock.
  3. I like the looks of that headstock. It looks...... stately. The emblem reminds me of those round pieces of glass you put in a fish tank, but the overall shape has an Alembic vibe to it, minus the 43 laminations, of course.