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Veillette-Citron fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by corrosiontrav, Jan 31, 2006.


  1. corrosiontrav

    corrosiontrav

    Sep 9, 2005
    Someone offered me one of these for trade for an amp I'm trying to sell.

    Anyone know anything about them?
     
  2. Great bass, don't even think twice about it. I had one I got in the 80's killer bass. If the one your looking at has EMG's and the paint is stripped off that was mine. :) Think high end in the day it was barely a step below Alembic, neck through and all great tone.
    If I were playing 4's still I would have never gotten rid of that bass. Oh yeah also there's poly on the neck if it was mine, and no official back plate either. I traded mine away for a Lexicon Vortex, had I known they would be worth nothing in the future..... ;) I still have and like the vortex though.
    Dirk
     
  3. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    hudson valley
    Viellette Citron was the collaboration between Joe Viellette and Harvey Citron (who both make absolutely beautiful instruments on their own today).

    I remember having the chance to play a fantastic 8 string (octave) bass they did in the 80's.

    The 80s VCs may not be big investment pieces but they sure play well.
     
  4. corrosiontrav

    corrosiontrav

    Sep 9, 2005
    any ideas on what it would be worth? Assuming good condition.