1962 Fender Jazz Bass Black With Matching Headstock
We’re usually against falling in love with inanimate objects, but we’ll make an exception for this amazing vintage Fender Jazz Bass! It’s pre L-Series with a slab Brazilian rosewood board, clay markers AND(!)… it’s one of the very first Fender’s with a matching headstock with a neck stamp of May62 (matching headstocks made their debut that very month)! This sweet bass really shows off everything great about the Jazz Bass with a great neck, killer pickups, and a very comfy lightweight body. It’s also has a solid painted neck pocket so it’s just before they switched to the “paint stick” which in typical Fender fashion was just a pipe with one end flattened. We love the practicality of that man! The vibe of this one is off the charts… you can’t beat a black paint job and the matching headstock helps make this one of the coolest instruments ever to pass through our shop.
This bass is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email at email@example.com for more info.
Black Bullet Bass / MeloDuende Workshop
Vintage Harmony / Airline 7230 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
The world of 1960’s guitars can be quite confusing. Case in point: This 1960’s Airline 7230 hollowbody guitar. Airline, like Silvertone, was just a brand name used by a particular department store. They ordered guitar from many different manufacturers and then slapped their name on it for sale. Nothing wrong with that, just a statement of fact. That’s why you can also find this same guitar for sale under many names, the Silvertone 1454-1, the Heath TG-46, etc. It is our course, made by Harmony, who probably pumped out more guitars than any other builder, trying to meet the demands of the guitar-boom 60s when every kid had to have a guitar. A lot of these starter guitars are just that, but the 7230 is a serious instrument— their top-of-the-line offering. It even comes with a real-McCoy Bigsby vibrato bar. They still come up short compared to a Gibson or Guild of the era, but put one in the hands of a skilled luthier and they become quite playable. The gold-foil pickups alone are worth the price of admission. Look no further than Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The Heath TG-64 has become his guitar of choice and is a big part of the Black Keys’ sound.
This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.