This rare 6-string Ventures Bass prototype is finished in its original Blue “Sparkle” finish. Serial & bares the serial # 6 001. This has a 1-of-a-kind three-piece maple neck, custom aluminum string guide, 6 insane Mosrite "duck foot" tuners, unworn speed frets, factory modified Moseley trem to accommodate bass strings (enlarged string holes and bent rocker assembly w/a roller bridge. Other than a couple small paint chips, metal tarnish and slight yellowing of the clear coat to show its age, this 52-year old case queen is in like new condition. Despite the hillbilly engineering involved in slapping a standard guitar vibrato on a bass, t’s quirky with the added string tension, but no dive bombs please. But the arm does deliver on its most important feature: looking bitchin'! Low action, plays great, sounds great. Undeniably Mosrite - an unknown piece of California surf guitar history. Just amazing. She's truly near mint & the only one extant. She comes w/a cool owners manual, a groovy white strap in her original Brown Tolex hard case.

Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Ventures 6-String "Prototype" Bass
  • Blue Sparkle
  • 1966

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