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.
Cosmetic Condition: Good honest play wear with any authentic vintage vibe - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches & some finish wear. There are some chips/cracks in the top of the pickup, but that only adds to the vintage charm of the bass.
Neck: Nicely rounded maple neck with dark rosewood fingerboard & white dot inlays.
Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear & plenty of life in them. Schaller tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 30 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Contoured, clear lucite body. Top-loading bridge with simple wooden & saddle. Single-ply faux wood pickguard with Dan Armstrong Ampeg logo. Wood thumb rest. Bass weighs 9 lbs 12.9 oz.
Pickup: Single-coil "blade" pickup with master volume & tone controls. Pots date to '69 & all electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included.