This Vintage 1955 King Moretone Upright Bass is in amazing "Time Capsule" condition. It came from an Estate Sale where it was found in a closet where it spent most of its life !
The original "King" decals are in perfect condition - EVEN THE ONE ON THE TAILPIECE! Very rare.
Here's a closeup of the back decal:
This bass was never professionally setup after the factory so the action was rather high. We handled that with Pro setups. The original bridge was lowered to fit properly and the nut was lowered and reshaped. Also, the original Fingerboard is now dressed/planed for a lower action.
BIG Warm Sounding Bass, like you'd expect from an American Classic!
Dimensions of bass:
46-1/4” back length to top of neck heel
72” total length no endpin
75" total height counting endpin = 6'3" tall
8-1/8” rib depth widest part
19-1/8” wide upper bout
25-1/8” wide lower bout
Bass can be seen/played in our shop in Pasadena, CA. We will ship anywhere in the US or Canada for the appropriate shipping charges. Call or email me for a shipping quote if serious about getting this great vintage bass.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE
We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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