Vintage 1969 - 1971 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Fretless Electric Bass Guitar Lucite


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What makes this bass special:  In 1969 Ampeg and guitar super-guru Dan Armstrong set about revolutionizing the electric guitar. What came next was "clearly" innovative, technologically advanced and well, clear!  Produced for only a short period of time between 1969 & 1971, these instruments were initially made popular by the Rolling Stones during their '69 tour.  The Stones took the stage with Keith Richards sporting the 'See Through' guitar and Bill Wyman playing the companion bass. The legend was born.  This gorgeous fretless version was just recently acquired from the original owner who kept it all original & in great shape over the years.  Professionally set up by our luthier so it plays & sounds fantastic!

Cosmetic Condition:  Excellent condition for its age with only some light play wear - minor nicks & dings with surface scratches.

Neck:  Nicely rounded maple neck with ebony fingerboard.  Pearloid side-dots & white fret markers.  Grover USA Pat Pend tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 5/8" nut width; 30" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body:  Contoured, clear lucite body.  Top-loading bridge with simple wooden & steel bar saddle.  Single-ply black pickguard with Dan Armstrong Ampeg logo.  Wood thumb rest.  Bass weighs 10 lbs 0.5 oz.

Pickup:  Single-coil bass pickup with master volume & tone controls; 2-way toggle switch.  All electronics are in good working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  There are a few decals on the outside of the case, but these can be removed if desired.