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1960s Sears Silvertone Model 1438 Vintage Electric Bass by Teisco Japan EB-200
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30 Apr, 2014 18:49:26 BST
US $574.99
Approximately £358.64(including postage)
US $150.00 (approx. £93.56) USPS Priority Mail International | See details
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Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar

Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar

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Up for sale, a mid 1960s Silvertone 1438 Electric Bass in 100% original condition.  Manufactured in Japan by Teisco for Sears' Silvertone line in the USA, the 1438 (also known by the EB-200 Teisco designation) delivers a tone that has plenty of Motown punch and tight, round low-end while still maintaining a bit of growl and the top end presence that comes with the Teisco territory. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with a fresh set of D'addario Chrome flatwound strings and low, comfortable action.

The neck has a medium C profile with a fairly wide nut that will make any Precision Bass player feel at home.  The original fretwire is intact and shows very little wear, playing cleanly all the way up the neck with consistent action and no excessive buzzing or dead spots.  The stock tuners hold pitch surprisingly well and you can't beat the look of the oversized Strat-esque headstock and striped aluminum accent plate!

All of the electronics work as they should including the two pickup on/off switches on the bass side of the body.  As you would expect with any original Teisco switches, they can be a bit finicky, but we've cleaned them out as best we can and they do function.  The stock knobs are intact as well as the wooden thumb rest.  Cosmetically, the bass is in excellent shape, especially for its vintage, with a few expected nicks and scuffs around the contours, mostly near the rear strap button and a couple dings around the edges of the headstock.  Otherwise, a very clean and original Teisco/Silvertone bass with good looks to boot! 

Please check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar" on the web, and feel free to call us directly with any questions at 206.818.9329.

Shipping in the continental USA will be $50. Please contact us for an accurate international shipping quote before bidding or buying, as cost varies by buyer location.

International orders will be declared as “merchandise” and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. No exceptions! The customer is responsible for all taxes and duty, which may be collected upon delivery.

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