This is the earliest Wal Pro Bass ever offered for sale! This is pre-serialized and one of the very first examples built which had a "plain" face headstock without the decorative stripes found on all other examples. From "A History of Wal Basses": The first ever Pros, between March and May 1979 had plain faced headstocks; from then on the distinctive Wal stripes became standard. Simply put, this is the earliest known Wal neck on the planet with pre-serialization neck plate. This comes from a collection that includes the other 1981 Wal Pro Bass we have for sale here. The body style was changed for a conventional Jazz Bass style body with Leo Quan Badass bridge and rare Schaller pickups to match the Wal factory original Schaller hardware. The pots are all CTS from the same week of 1985. The neck is a factory fretted model that has had the frets removed and filled for fretless play, but of course can easily be switched back to a fretted model. This is an incredible one-of-a-kind bass from England, the home of Wal! If you want ultimate bragging rights for the earliest known Wal neck on the planet, look no further. This is a piece of bass guitar history.
This incredibly rare Wal bass is part of the world famous instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios! Check out our official Essex Recording Studios website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TWITCH and YouTube! @essexrecordingstudios
International buyers are welcome! We ship to any country in the world! This bass guitar will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect in a new hard case! The guitar is in great condition condition for 43 years of age - just watch the video here or on the Essex Recording Studios YouTube channel! You are welcome to collect the bass in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at postcode SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.
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