1967 Fender Bass VI Candy Apple Red + OHSC

1967 Fender Bass VI Candy Apple Red + OHSC

Fender |  1967bassvi  |  1 in stock_level
£8,495

A rare, Candy Apple Orange (Red) Bass VI from 1967 with the block markers. Looks fantastic and oh yes.. there's that sound too...

Never one to pass up on a trend, Fender introduced their own six string bass in 1961. Taking its styling cues from the Jazz Bass and the Jazzmaster, the ‘Fender VI Electric Bass Guitar’ cut a more refined figure than its competitors, all futuristic and chrome appointments.

It united the same 30” scale length with a 1 9/16” nut width giving it an equally tighter string spacing. The Jazzmaster tremolo and bridge upped the ante and combined with three single coil pickups gave it a wide tonal palette.

Rare to see in the UK in custom colour Candy Apple Red. This is a silver base coat example with the orange nature coming from the clear coat having yellowed. It makes for a very evocative look.

The body is in good shape, the odd nick to the paint here and there but nothing too extensive. The neck too is in good shape with plenty of life left in the frets. The matching headstock really is the icing on the cake.

All hardware is in good shape as are the plastics. The rubber on the mute has been replaced and as such can be used as Leo intended. This is definitely a bonus with an instrument like this.

Electrically everything is in good order with the solder left undisturbed and all three pickups work well.

The guitar comes with its correct black tolex hardshell case

Tonally this instrument has so much to offer. Currently setup with flat wound strings your definitely in the ‘bass guitar’ side of things. This is by no means a negative as the playing experience is so smooth you might not want to change them. Moving from bass lines to chords is so easy and once again shows that Leo could really design a guitar. The options for pickup combinations and the smooth vibrato make this a must have package.

We really like having these at ATB, they are lot of fun and would make a welcome addition to any collection. Grab it before it gets away.

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At a glance

Model: Bass VI
Year: 1967
Finish: Candy Apple Red

Modifications: None
Repairs: Sponge replaced in mute
Weight: 4.11 Kg

Case: Correct Black Tolex hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct F style tuners

Pickups: 3 x Correct Grey Bottom Pickups
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 250k CTS

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We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.

We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

Landline (generally staffed 9AM-6PM Monday to Friday): 01242 697607‬

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ATB Guitars, PO Box 1378, Cheltenham GL50 9JU