Photos of some of the beautiful and unusual guitars which I have owned, restored, or sold.
Guitars which are currently for sale will be listed on the FOR SALE page
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.
Discontinued by the end of 1962.
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!