1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by rbrcbr » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:27 am

Sweet mother of god :w00t: :?

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by sookwinder » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am

I don't normally comment on these "finds" ... I have my own 67 Bass VI and I prefer B&B on a bass VI ...
But man ... this is fucking ridiculous .... this is holy grail type ridiculous

the question should be asked ... where do you hide your time machine?

I can understand when I happen to pickup a "mint" 60s gibby or epi acoustic in as much as everyone is standard ... but a custom coloured Bass VI ordered from SA means the guy who ordered it actually knew what he wanted and was willing to pay for it ... yet it appears like its never been played. WTF?

btw ... awesome find :) ;D :D
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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:22 am

can you still buy those strings?
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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by bterry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:33 am

sookwinder wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am
I don't normally comment on these "finds" ... I have my own 67 Bass VI and I prefer B&B on a bass VI ...
But man ... this is fucking ridiculous .... this is holy grail type ridiculous

the question should be asked ... where do you hide your time machine?

I can understand when I happen to pickup a "mint" 60s gibby or epi acoustic in as much as everyone is standard ... but a custom coloured Bass VI ordered from SA means the guy who ordered it actually knew what he wanted and was willing to pay for it ... yet it appears like its never been played. WTF?

btw ... awesome find :) ;D :D
I know!!

I think you nailed it, actually. This VI is really, really rare. I think you might even be able to say that the BMM finish on this VI is one of, if not THE nicest, on any vintage BMM Fender that’s still in existence. Either way, it’s a total unicorn and is a really special example.

There actually is some slight playwear on the back, some light ‘worming’ and a few very small little dings. So, the VI was played, but appears to be very well taken care of and then put into the case and not used for a very long time. The front of the VI is ridiculously clean as well as all the chrome bits and the finish is hard and like-new on the back of the neck. The key is that 99.99999% of the original finish is still intact and hasn’t been altered by UV, etc.

You can certainly find sets of original strings if you look, there are dealers/collectors that sell them but I think they’re expensive unless you happen upon some another way...

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by bterry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 am

Here’s a pic of the back...you can see some very light worming and a few little nicks and marks from where it was played. The dude just took great care of the bass. He babied it and probably loved it, like we all do :)

You can’t really ask for more from a vintage bass than this, honestly - any cleaner and you would start to get very suspicious :)

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:16 am

You are to the Bass VI what Fenderbob is to the Mustang.

:)

Now, please, a family photo.
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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by kracdown » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 am

You are my hero.
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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by bterry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:45 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:16 am
You are to the Bass VI what Fenderbob is to the Mustang.

:)

Now, please, a family photo.
Ha! I’m honored...

Will take one soon.

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by Kent » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 am

Get the fuck outta here! :?

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:29 pm

Oh wow, what an amazing score!
It’s gorgeous!
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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by fendercollection » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:44 pm

zhivago wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:37 am
Just amazing...how do you find these things?? :D 8) :-*
Wellstrung Guitars :)

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by bterry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 pm

fendercollection wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:44 pm
zhivago wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:37 am
Just amazing...how do you find these things?? :D 8) :-*
Wellstrung Guitars :)
😉

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by eggwheat » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:45 pm

Impossibly rare!! And a beautiful colour. Was marvelling over it on webuys’s insta page a few days ago...I bought a VI from them myself a few years ago :)

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Re: 1962 Burgundy Mist Metallic VI

Post by bterry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:49 pm

eggwheat wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Impossibly rare!! And a beautiful colour. Was marvelling over it on webuys’s insta page a few days ago...I bought a VI from them myself a few years ago :)

That’s fantastic which one?

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