Photos of beautiful and unusual guitars that I have owned or worked on.
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1962 FENTON-WEILL Contrabass
From Fenton-Weill's AMERICAN LABEL RANGE, introduced November 1961
The Contrabass was the bass version of the revised Burns-Weill/Fenton-Weill Super Streamline.
Initially produced with a 3-a-side headstock, quickly changed to a 6-in-line configuration.
Note Heel-less Neck Joint, Contoured Body and 'Blown-in' Black finish on neck.
Large angular Red Pickguard hints towards the Twister model which replaced the Contrabass July 1962
Gold-Plated 'Weill, London'-stamped Van Gent tuners with pearl buttons
Melody Maker 11th Nov 1961
For further info, see my FENTON-WEILL Research & Reference Page!