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:
Turn down our driveway between the Retirement Center and 789 East Washington Blvd signage. Plenty of our own off-street parking. (Follow the signs that say "789 Parking in Rear".)
Our physical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in the violin string family instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Hours: Monday through Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 48 hours in advance
for a Sunday appointment.
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