Dots and binding Bass VI

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Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by N0_Camping4U » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:02 am

After seeing pretty much every Fender with transitional dots and binding ... I realized I don’t think I have bass vi With just dots and binding. Do they exist?
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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by eggwheat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:34 am

Yes, but I’ve only ever seen one. A sunburst.

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by eggwheat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm

CME had it....I forgot to save the pictures...this is only one I can find.. the year was stated as '66.

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by N0_Camping4U » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:10 pm

hmm interesting. I wonder if custom colors exist. Theoretically if these do I'm sure some exist. As I've seen another poster say: "With Fender, never say never". Thank you for showing me these. I guess that solves that...

Now... does P bass with a matching headstock exist.... Maybe I need to make another topic on that...
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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by eggwheat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Maybe...but I've been collecting VI's for many years, and this is the only one I've ever come across..it has to be close to a one off. There is also this which is most certainly a one off!

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by zip73 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:22 pm

eggwheat wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:48 pm
There is also this which is most certainly a one off!
Early 60’s electronics w/ late 60’s black b&b neck?

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by eggwheat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:47 pm

Yeh it looks like it went back to fender for a new neck and a factory refresh in ‘67 and came back like that.

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by zip73 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:08 am

eggwheat wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Yeh it looks like it went back to fender for a new neck and a factory refresh in ‘67 and came back like that.
That sounds like the most plausible scenario where that body and neck met. I’ve read there were only around 800 VI’s produced in the original run. If so, the black b&b neck has to be very rare.

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Re: Dots and binding Bass VI

Post by eggwheat » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:27 am

zip73 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:08 am
I’ve read there were only around 800 VI’s produced in the original run.
That's what they say, and something I used to believe pre-internet..but since then, what with the amount that pop up for sale worldwide, I have a feeling it's a lot higher than that.

Back in the day at least in my world in the UK, they were very hard to find. Jazzmasters/Jaguars were ten a penny compared. Odd-balls like the ones above you would never have believed existed!

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