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1960s Mosrite Celebrity Bass Vintage Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar Sunburst

Estimated price for orientation: 799 $

Category: Bass Guitars
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Description
Dexterity: Right-Handed Model: Celebrity Bass
String Configuration: 4 String MPN: Does Not Apply
Brand: Mosrite Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Body Type: Hollowbody Exact Year: 1960s
UPC: Does not apply


Up for sale, a 1960's Mosrite Celebrity Bass in excellent condition and in good working order. The less common first iteration of the Celebrity, this bass is notable for the lack of a control plate on the face of the instrument, and instead has individual routes for the knobs. This short scale hollowbody bass has plenty of thump and low end warmth, with a maple body and two original overwound Mosrite single coils. Strung with 45-100 roundwound strings, there's a distinct growl and cut in the bridge position, while the neck pickup is particularly round sounding. Professionally setup and optimally intonated here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, there's plenty to love about this vintage Mosrite.The maple neck has a particularly round medium C shaped profile with a bound rosewood fretboard and original slender fretwire. The frets show uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-6, with sparingly little wear further up the neck and no buzzing or dead spots. The scale length measures 30 1/2" and the nut is 1 9/16" wide. On the headstock, the bass has been fitted witha  set of modern chrome tuning machines with clover buttons, and these tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch as they should.All of the electronics work well, with the pair of original Mosrite single coils and Master Volume and Tone knobs which are smooth top replacements courtesy of the folks at Hallmark Guitars. While the tailpiece is stock, the bridge is also a replacement that utilizes the original inserts. Cosmetically, the original poly sunburst finish shows heavy finish checking typical with this kind of finish from this era. While the sunburst is notably darker and aged on the face of the bass, the back and neck retain a more vibrant three-tone burst. The bass is structurally sound with no cracks or repairs and the top retains a consistent arch with no caving or ontoward distortion of the top.This Mosrite Celebrity is a genuine vintage USA-made Mosrite, professionally setup and ready for stage and studio use!
Please check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar" on the web, and feel free to call us directly with any questions at 206.399.8518.Shipping in the continental USA will be $55, fully insured and shipped via FedEx Ground. Expedited shipping available for an additional fee at buyer's request. We will happily ship WORLDWIDE, but please contact us for an accurate international shipping quote before bidding or buying, as cost varies by buyer location.
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