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60s Lancer/Bartell Bass Guitar - $1,295 (Los Osos)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Bartell Company
model name / number: Lancer
Meet the Lancer/Bartell Bass!

I know, I know...you're saying: "What the heck is a Lancer/Bartell Bass Guitar?" When I first saw this instrument, I was saying the same thing.

I am selling this guitar on behalf of the owner who is downsizing his enormous, musical instrument collection.

This Lancer/Bartell Bass is semi-hollow and semi-fretless. The neck is amazingly thin and comfortable. I was impressed with the rock-hard construction of this guitar's body, as it feels similar to a solid-body guitar.

The Bartell Company, was based in Riverside, California, and only produced a limited number of instruments from 1964-1968. The creator of Bartell Guitars, Paul Barth, manufactured products in rather low numbers, including: tube amps, guitars, and even a few effects pedals; but they were best known for their fretless basses, and the first electric fretless bass guitar. Barth made instruments under a variety of names including Bartell, Lancer, Contessa, St.George, and Acoustic “Black Widow”, but the majority seem to be produced under the Hohner name.

Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and The Beatles were associated with the Bartell Company.

The one, interesting item about this Lancer/Bartell Bass, is that it incorporates a padded cushion attached to the back of the guitar's body for added playing comfort.

This bass being sold has been played in musical groups, and does show signs of normal wear. When purchased, the instrument should be inspected, tested, cleaned, re-strung, and setup by a Luthier for optimum playability.

Serial #: 1278

Comes with Gibson, hard-shell, bass guitar case.

Asking $1295.00 for this unique, rare, vintage, bass guitar.

Serious, truly intrigued buyers, leading to a local, in-person, cash-only sale. No trades.

NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, SO I MAY REFER YOUR POTENTIAL INTEREST TO THE GUITAR'S OWNER. EXPRESS A BRIEF COMMENT IN YOUR RESPONSE TO INDICATE YOU ARE A DEDICATED, SINCERE, AUTHENTIC, "NO-SCAM" BUYER.

Appreciate your interest.

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