1957 American Standard


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Sometimes the best dancer at the sock hop isn’t the prettier girl there. This consignment 1957 American Standard is one of only 60 built that year and has had some nice repair work by Matt Bohn, including a top-off reworking of the innards. From the middle period of American Standard production years. this bass is a solid performer with a warm, penetrating voice. Laminated top, back, and sides, Maple neck, Original H.N. White tuners made in the horn factory, and original tailpiece. Replacement parts are the endpin and maple bridge with added adjusters. The all too typical neck heel break has had the “screw through the fingerboard” repair. Breaks in the upper part of the neck and pegbox have been well attended to. The one remaining “steam punk” detail is the screwed metal plate on the back of the peg box volute. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 16″, Lower bout 25 7/8″, Depth at tail 8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 7/8″, Depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 43 1/2″ (cheated here to 43 1/4″). This bass is a fine performance instrument with a large presence in jams or on stage. Though it came in with Spirocore weich strings, I would suggest Evah Pirazzi weich or Velvet Blue strings for a warmer tone and easier playing with the long string length. A very nice performer. NO COVER included. We have lots of good options for covers available.

Price: $3,750