National Map Bass (1960)

£1295.00 In Stock. Next Day Delivery order before 3pm
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National Map Bass (1960)

£1295.00 In Stock. Next Day Delivery order before 3pm

Did someone order a vintage 1960 National Map? You did? Well here it is, one of the most fabulous-looking instruments ever to stalk the earth. While these sorts of instruments have risen in profile in the last few years thanks to your Jack Whites and Dan Auerbachs, they were always incredibly cool, and this is a spanking example of the breed. These original Maps, made by Valco under National, were only built between 1958 and 1964, and have as groovy a construction as you could possibly wish for. Built around a Res-O-Glas body with a Rosewood fingerboard and operating over a 25.75” scale, the Map has fabulously quaint quarter-circle inlays and a zero fret, with lightweight tuners on its large headstock. For the uninitiated, this bass also keeps its true nature carefully hidden beneath the bridge - far from a single-pickup instrument, the ludicrously warm Valco neck single-coil is joined in the mix by a piezo pickup located in that plexiglass section next to the fantastically antiquated tailpiece. The controls are a master Volume and a blend for the piezo, so although this bass has one of the deepest sounds going - especially with the tapewound strings - it’s got enough subtle push at the top to get what you’re saying across clearly. With one of the most impossibly ‘60s neck fastenings ever, you’d be hard pushed not to develop real feelings for this white satin knight, and as they’re pretty thin on the ground, you should get in about it immediately! Protected by a three-year warranty with our short-scale techs, this vintage 1960 National Map Bass is available at Wunjos with a hard case as standard. Please email via the form below for more information and availability.

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