Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1963

Short-Scale 6-String Bass Guitar in Sunburst with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.

Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1963

  • $7,495.00

Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Body Material: Alder Body

Body Details: There is a hand written date in the trem cavity from May of 1963.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .83", 12th: .98"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25

Nut Width: 1-9/16 in

Scale Length: 30"

Neck Details: One-piece maple neck with a Brazilian rosewood veneer board, center clay dot inlays, truss adjustment at the headstock -- Heel date stamp reads 5MAY63A

Electronics: All original excluding the replaced tone pot. The volume pot dates from 1961.

Pickup Measurements: Neck: 6.4 kΩ, Middle: 6.4 kΩ, Bridge: 6.2 kΩ

Hardware: Original -- The string mute foam has dried hard

Weight: 9 lbs 4.2 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The tone pot has been replaced

Case Details: Original Hard Shell Case -- Original trem arm included within

Cosmetic Condition: This Bass VI shows nice play wear for its age. Nicks and dings are present throughout the body. The back of the body shows heavy buckle rash. The sides and back of the neck have hand wear. The hardware is only lightly tarnished.

Serial Number: 97963

Tech Notes: Currently, set up with low action. The frets are skinny retaining moderate height for their age. -- The volume pot code dates from 1961 - the body date, neck heel stamp, and serial number are from 1963.