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ORR Electric Bass Guitar - 1979 Chuck Orr Custom

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$9,999.95
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Minneapolis, MN, United States
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About This Listing

This is an incredibly unique and rare instrument built by the legendary Chuck Orr.  Chuck started using freeform instrument building technique in the mid 1970's, and quickly gained the attention of Prince, Gene Simmons, and the like.  It's estimated Chuck only made six basses in his short career, one of those six was specially made for Prince for his first album For You.  Chuck was personally thanked in the CD jacket.
  • "Special thanks to God, Owen, Britt, Bernadette, My Father and Mother, Russ Thyret, Gary, David Rivkin / Sound 80 Studios, C. Moon, Eddie, Sharon and Eleanor, L. Phillips, Bobby "Z" Rivkin, Tom Coster, Graham Lear, Joe Giannetti, Patrice Rushen, Charles Veal, Jr., Shirley Walker, Knut Koupee Music, Chuck Orr, Lisa H., and You!"
The bass itself is a work of art.  Hand made in 1979, the bass features:
  • Maple Body
  • Neck-Thru Body
  • Pre-Bartolini HI-A Pickups
  • Gibson Tuners
  • 3 Way Switch
  • Tone and Volume Knob
  • 2 Way Phase Shift Switch
  • 34" Scale
  • 1.5" Nut
  • Removeable 5" Wooden Thumb Rest
  • Chuck Orr Custom Bridge
A little narrower than your standard bass, the neck is similar to a D profile but a little flatter.  Very comfortable.  The HI-A pickups are really hot, and almost sound active.  They're reminiscent of early active Alembic pickups.  Bass weighs 8.6 lbs.  All parts are original and work perfectly.  Some small nicks and scratches, see pictures for detail.  Bass has had a full inspection, nothing has been refurbished or altered.

This instrument is incredibly well made, incredibly cool, and incredibly RARE.   Don't miss your chance to own this beautiful peice of Minnesota rock n' roll history!



INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: WE WILL GLADLY SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! IF NO RATE IS SHOWN OR IF YOU'RE UNCLEAR, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE! WE WILL INCLUDE AN UPCHARGE TO ADD INSURANCE TO THE SHIPMENT. WE DO NOT EXCEPT INTERNATIONAL RETURNS. IF YOU LIVE IN HAWAII, ALASKA OR PUERTO RICO, YOUR SHIPPING WILL BE MORE THAN DOMESTIC, BUT PROBABLY LESS THAN INTERNATIONAL. PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO PURCHASE FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE.


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Product Specs

Listed6 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
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