Up for sale, a 1960's Egmond Princess bass in excellent condition and perfect working order. Started in 1940 by Uilke Egmond and his sons, Egmond was a Dutch guitar company that specialized in making affordable instruments that, at one time, dominated the European market, particularly in the late '50s and early 1960s. Because of the affordability and timing, Egmond instruments are famous for being used in the formative years of some of the UK's most legendary musicians, most notably Keith Richards, Brian May, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney.
This particular instrument is a Princess model bass and boasts a fully hollow laminate body, solid beech neck, and wenge fretboard, producing a tone that delivers warm low end, present lower midrange, and smooth treble response. The pickups are quite round sounding too with the bloom and roundness that comes with the hollobody design. This bass has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and frets comfortably with medium action, currently strung with Thomastik Infeld round wound strings.The neck has a fairly chunky D profile and a 1 9/16" nut width. The wedge fretboard boasts cream binding, pearloid dot position markers, and 23 original frets that are in great shape, showing no notable wear and fretting cleanly up the neck. The headstock sports the original Egmond logo, "Made in Holland" truss-rod cover, and its original set of tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well. It's worth noting that this bass previously wore a different set of tuners, with a few small screw holes visible on the back of the headstock.The body retains its original, beautifully aged deep red finish with cream faux binding painted around the top edge. The stock cream pickup selector switches and knobs are present too, and the maple bridge is a hand carved replacement that adds a nice articulate top end to the sound and floats on the top, matching the curvature of the top well. Electronically, everything works as it should with two single coil pickups wired to master tone and master volume knobs, as well as three push button pickup selectors. In terms of cosmetic wear, there is prominent finish checking on the body, as well as an assortment of minor dings and nicks, particularly around the edges, as well as some light buckle rash on the back. Overall, this bass is in great shape, is structurally sound, and ready for stage and studio use!
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