1963/1964 Fender Precision Bass, Pre-CBS, EXC Condition, All Original!

This is a Fender factory left handed Precision Bass, with the neck dating to May 1963, Very nice condition, all original except for a nice non-Fender hard case.

The bass has been inspected and setup by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, who is the most qualified person in the world to check out a vintage bass. Scott has had an authorized Fender repair center since 1979, has worked on hundreds of vintage Fender basses over the years, has a collection of vintage basses, and is also a tremendous professional bass player.

The bass has some typical nicks and dings for an instrument over 50 years of age, with 1 small area between the covers worn to the wood, some worming on the back, and minor fret wear on the 1st three frets. The 3-color sunburst is vibrant, tortoise shell pickguard is crack-free, headstock logo is perfect, back of neck has very little wear, the fretboard is Dark Brazilian Rosewood with no gouges or grooves. All electronics and internal characteristics are perfect, with solder joints untouched.

Date Codes:

• Neck Plate: L41xxx
• Neck Stamp: 5MAY63C
• Pots: 304-6440

The bass is perfectly set-up and sounds great with a rich tone. The neck is wide, flat, and comfortable. The neck is a “C” width of 1 3/4 at the nut, which is more comfortable to play than a comparable Jazz Bass with its “A” width of 1 1/2.

This is a really nice example of a left handed Pre-CBS Fender bass – and the lefty basses are much harder to find than the guitars!

$8,995

Continue reading “1963/1964 Fender Precision Bass, Pre-CBS, EXC Condition, All Original!”

1964 Gibson ES-335TDC, Cherry, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC, Rare Lefty!

This is a Left Handed 1964 ES-335TDC. Lefty Gibson ES-335s from Gibson’s Golden Era (1958-1964) are very rare. Of course, the 58/59 DOT Necks are the most desirable. After that, I like the Cherry 1964 ES-335s due to the Clapton connection with the 1968 Farewell Cream tour where Clapton played his 64 ES-335TDC. This lefty is a factory Bigsby with the Custom Made Plaque and factory stud holes to easily accommodate a Stop conversion.

It has some wear, but is 100% original(except for pro refret) and is an extremely resonant and toneful guitar, as well as a fantastic player! Pot codes are 8th week 1964, neck PUP = 7.68k, bridge PUP = 7.63, Serial # 66204. Includes OHSC.

The back of the neck has been ever so slightly leveled, but it’s more cosmetic given the neck thickness appears unaltered and is very similar to my two 1964 ES-335TDCs and increases progressively from the 1st to the 12th fret. The thickness reads: 1st/.84, 3rd/.85, 5th/.86, 7th/.91, 9th/.92, 12th/.96.

I’ve only seen around 4 Cherry 1964 ES-335s in lefty. I currently own 2. The Cherry 1964 ES-335 will always be a very desirable vintage Gibson guitar with the Slow Hand connection. For lefties, it’s impossible to find one for sale, until now!

$24,000

Continue reading “1964 Gibson ES-335TDC, Cherry, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC, Rare Lefty!”

For Sale: 1963/1964 Fender Tele, Pre-CBS, EXC, Reduced!

This is a factory Left Handed 1963/64 Fender Tele, Blonde finish, Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, 100% Original, comes with an early 1970s Fender case.

Pre-CBS lefty Teles with rosewood boards are hard to find – much rarer than the Strats! It has the Spaghetti logo, clay dots, single-ply white guard, double-line Kluson tuners, moderate wear on the body with some buckle wear through the wood on the back.

It plays really well and you can actually bend the strings easily on this one. It has some mild fret wear, mainly on the first 3 frets. This Tele has the vintage deep-rhythm wiring, but the 3-way switch does hold the in-between neck and bridge PUP setting well. The Tele has a great weight at 7 lbs, 3 oz.

Comes with an early 70s Fender case(first case Fender issued after the 67-72 tail logo case).

Dates:
Neck: 3NOV63B
Pots: 304 6450
Neck Plate: L63xxx

Specs:
Neck Depth: .85/1st, 1.00/12th
Neck Width: 1 5/8
Pickup Outputs: Neck/6.44K, Bridge/5.66K
Weight: 7 lbs, 3 oz

Was $18,500 Now $14,000

Continue reading “For Sale: 1963/1964 Fender Tele, Pre-CBS, EXC, Reduced!”

2003 Gibson Brazilian Historic 1959 Les Paul, 100% Original, Lower Price!

Left Handed 2003 Brazilian Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, all tags, paperwork, COA. Near Mint condition with spectacular Cherry Sunburst flame top, and lightweight at around 8 1/4 lbs. The flame is lively and looks great from any angle – something you rarely see with newer R9s. And it plays and sounds as good as it looks!

This is my personal guitar and is the only non-vintage guitar in my collection. It is from the Golden Year for Gibson Brazilian R9 Les Pauls: 2003. I’ve owned dozens of beautiful Brazilian Les Pauls over the years, righty and lefty, but this is THE one; true collector condition/investment grade Brazilian R9 – the finest!

Was$15,000 Now $10,000

Continue reading “2003 Gibson Brazilian Historic 1959 Les Paul, 100% Original, Lower Price!”

2005 Hamer Korina Special Jr with OHSC, EXC Condition!

A killer left handed guitar, this Hamer Korina Special Jr LH features a double cutaway Korina body with a korina neck. It’s equipped with one hot P90 pickup. Other details include a tortoise plastic pickguard and Schaller tuners. Set up to rock, this guitar is in excellent condition.

Details:

  • Factory left hand
  • Natural finish
  • Double cutaway korina body
  • Korina neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 1 (screaming) dog eared P90 pickup
  • Tortoise-w-b-w pickguard
  • Wrapover bridge/tailpiece
  • Schaller tuners
  • 1-11/16″ nut
  • 24-3/4″ scale
  • Original hardshell case

Was $2,595 Now $2,000

Continue reading “2005 Hamer Korina Special Jr with OHSC, EXC Condition!”