Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Bass VI

1961 Fender Bass VI (Serial Number 70174)

Original Sixties Fender Bass VI’s are not very common here in Australia. I found this one in a guitar shop on Coogee Bay Road (not far from where I was living) and the shop’s owner had just returned from the US with this instrument.

This is a very early example of this model and features 3 slider switches. It’s great sounding and gets used often on recordings.

Famous users include Jet Harris and Jack Bruce (Cream).


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Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.