National Newport Bass in Very Good Condition. Neck is straight and the action is low. Serial number badge is missing, but early 1960's for sure. Really cool sounding and cool playing bass. You don's see too many of these out there these days. Comes with a Vox style hard shell case.

This is a National Newport bass, which can be distinguished from the earlier version known as the Val-Pro. This entire series, known as the 'map' guitars due to the body shape being akin to the map of the USA, only ran between 1961 and 1965.

This bass is no toy - it sounds great! The neck pickup, which looks like a humbucker but is actually a big single-coil, is fat and deep, and the original peizo pickup mounted in the clear plastic bridge has a twang like a bass banjo. Blend them together for a sweet and distinctive Motown punch. It's in remarkably original condition, and is totally complete and unmodified.

It's a 3/4 scale instrument, and its molded res-o-glas (plastic) body makes it incredibly comfortable to play. It only weighs 3kg (6.6 pounds), and has a scale length of just 25 inches!

$75.00 Flat shipping and insurance in the USA only.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Newport Bass
  • White
  • 1960's
Made In
  • United States

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