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 now has a late 60s(Tail Logo) Lefty Fender 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!

Was $8995 Now $8500

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1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with OHSC, EXC Condition!

This is a Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Deluxe manufactured during the highly transitional period of mid-1969 to early 1970. The neck has no “Made in USA” stamp, a mini volute(vs the full volute seen in most of 1970 and beyond), pots and serial # date to early 1970, and the case retains the Black exterior with Marigold lining of the 1960s, but with 2 foam inserts (something seen in 70s Gibson cases).

The guitar is all original with the exception of the jack plate, switch tip, and 1 pot.


Serial Number: dates to 1970 – 916235
Finish: Original Goldtop
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Mahogany pancake body with maple cap.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck, no cracks or repairs
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium “C”
Neck Details: Three piece mahogany neck with bound rosewood board, trapezoid inlay and small volute. The neck has no “MADE IN USA” stamp suggesting it is a late 1969 or very early 1970 neck.
Electronics: Original mini humbuckers and Sprague caps. One pot have been changed. There are two visible 1970 pot dates; 16th week of 1970: 1377016
Hardware: Original tailpiece and studs. Non-original switch tip and input jack. The rest of the hardware appears to be original.
Weight: 10.2 lbs.
Case: Original Black Hard-shell with Marigold lining, late 1969 features.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. 50 year old finish has greening and checking. There is a hole just below the neck heel on the back where a strap knob had been previously installed. There is one ding around the input jack, otherwise EXC overall condition.
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action.


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1965 Gibson ES-335TD, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC, Reduced!

This is a lefty 1965 Gibson ES-335, Sunburst(like the early 60s dark burst vs the the mid-60s ice tea burst), chrome hardware, Trapeze tailpiece, pat # pickups, reflector cap knobs, and the width at the nut is 1 & 9.25/16.

The guitar is in EXC condition with some mild checking. At some point, there was a right-handed pickguard installed, leaving 2 small holes(see pics), and the Orange Label is missing(as is not uncommon with ES guitars from the 60s). The impressed serial # on the back of the headstock is 519921.

Includes Original Hard Case with Marigold lining.

Was $15,000 Now $12,800

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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

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