An early bass guitar

Here’s an early bass guiar (from the National Music Museum):

“The hollow-bodied instrument has no sound holes, only an early blade pickup with hexagonal housing, often called the “Charlie Christian” pickup after the jazz artist who was an early adopter of Gibson’s ES-150 electric arch-top guitar. Although the instrument appears surprisingly modern for its age, it has a long string length suited to upright rather than seated playing, and it is fitted with an extendable endpin…” Read more.


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