This is a 1965 Silvertone electric bass guitar made by Danelectro. The bass has a black finish, one lipstick tube style pickup, a chrome plated four-way adjustable bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The body is semi-hollow and about the same size as a guitar so it is very portable and light in terms of weight. It has a clean tonal quality that ranges from deep and tight to dark and bassy. It plays beautifully. Definitely get your hands on one of these in this kind of condition while you can at this great price.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This bass guitar is in good condition. It is 100% original. All the electronics work correctly. There are a few nicks and scratches and some paint wear on the headstock and neck typical of an instrument this age as you can see in the photos but the bass is structurally solid and plays extremely well.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Closed back one piece chrome tuners with metal skate key buttons in very good working order.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on, straight neck with dot inlays on Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, and 29.5″ scale. Frets are in very good condition with no visible wear. The back of the neck has some minor paint wear but it plays really well. The headstock has some minor paint wear at the edges.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
One lipstick tube style, single-coil high output, quality pickup in good working order. It has great rock and blues tones, to name a few, that are clean, bright, round and warm. One volume and one tone control. All the electronics are in proper working order. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 43.5″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13 3/8″
Body thickness: 1 5/8″ with neck 1 7/8″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.75″ (depth 0.75″)
String height at 12th fret: 3/16″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Here’s the original description from the 1965 Sears catalog:
Single-pickup Electric Bass Guitar
Guitar and Case. Get big-bass sound in easy-to-carry guitar size. 4 strings. 4 octaves. Tone, volume controls. Steel rod reinforces neck. Black body. Instruction book.
About 43 x 13 2 in. $8 monthly on Easy Terms.
57 G 1444L — Shpg. wt. 27 lbs. Cash $79.95
Set of Strings E, A, D, and G.
57 G 3627 — Shpg. wt. 4 oz. ….. Set $3.95Description from VintageSilvertones.com