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Vintage 1964-1965 Hagstrom Futurama Bass II Red~Ex Tom Keifer of Cinderella Fame

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Vintage 1964-1965 Hagstrom Futurama Bass II Red~Ex Tom Keifer of Cinderella Fame

Now, here is something that should pique your interest. Not only does this listing include a Vintage 1960's Hagstrom Futurama Bass II with a clean, albeit used, original red finish, with tons of fat bass tone, but it is also the bass that was played and once owned by none other than Tom Keifer, American born vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter/front man for the famous 1980s hair metal band, Cinderella. We will include signed proof of provenance in the form of a signed letter by Toms' ex-wife, Emily Keifer Jackson, which will be included with the instrument upon transfer of ownership. So, we have a highly collectible, gig worthy, awesome looking instrument with tons of real mojo along with authentic historic value, according to the specific family history. Definitely not an axe that one finds every day.

   As for the bass itself, it is a short-scale instrument, being 30" long and featuring a solid, lacquered wood body with tons of legitimate play wear. A REAL honest to goodness relic! To the best of our knowledge, all parts and components are original. We just got this back from our luthier after some intensive cleaning and a full pro set-up to ensure many years of enjoyment for the next owner.


DESCRIPTION: 
• Serial number: 611370 (on 3 bolt chrome neck plate)
• MADE IN SWEDEN (1964-1965);
• Lacquered wood body;
• Original individual Hagstrom tuners with large buttons;
• 21 fret rosewood fingerboard, original Hagstrom decals on both sides of headstock;
• Features the "Kings Neck" with the Hagstrom Expander/Stretcher truss rod system("the fastest playing neck in the world" according to original Hagstrom advertising;
• Originally owned by frontman/composer, Tom Keifer of the hair band, Cinderella;
• Comes with non original gig bag or a hard, non original bass case(if we can find the right size)!

ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO RETURNS
ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD IN AS-IS CONDITION

 All of our instruments sold are in complete, working condition. This instrument was professionally inspected, repaired & given a pro set-up by one of our favorite luthiers/guitarists/composers/teacher & fantastic all around human being as well as the co-founder of April Mae & The Junebugs, Dave "Catfish" Fecca of Dave Fecca Guitar Repair located in Moorestown, NJ...so this axe is ready to rip!

CONDITION:
 Instrument is in very good player grade condition, in our opinion. This axe has literally seen 1000's of hours of play time and play wear. Our luthier gave this a full pro set-up, including fretboard polishing, adjusting the neck/action/ and intonation, fret buffing, and cleaning all of the electronics to make certain that the pickup switches, mute button and single volume pot were in full, working order.
  Cosmetically, the guitar has some assorted dings, chips, etc primarily along the body and edges of the guitar. There is some surface cracking on the bass as well, but our luthier tested them and did not feel the need to stabilize anything since they appeared to be surface cracks that were already stable. Most, if not all, of the finish on the rear of the neck is worn away or has been removed. Neck is very smooth, fast playing & touch sensitive. That being said, none of these cosmetic issues affect the playability of the instrument whatsoever and it still rips. What unbelievable tones this little monster is capable of! Please see the attached photos for specific state of condition.

DIMENSIONS:
   Body is approximately 43 3/8" long x 12 5/8" wide x 7/8" deep; scale length is 30" long x 1 1/2" wide at the 1st fret, 2" wide at the 12th fret, & 2 1/8" wide at the 17th fret. Nut measures 1 7/16" wide.

Guitar weighs in at 6 lbs, 15 oz.

NOTES:
 This instrument is ready to play in any capacity the player wishes. This instrument would give a great deal of pleasure to a collector, a player, or a professional.

   Obviously, this is being sold as is, where is, with no implied warranties or guarantees of any kind whatsoever. Since this is a vintage electric musical instrument, our normal return policy DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ITEM! It cannot be returned to us. We package professionally & this instrument will be insured for the full valuation at our expense. We accurately represent all of our items. If you have questions please feel free to contact us for an in hand description. Also, take a look at our website, Ellis Antiques et Bijoux. You may also wish to check out our feedback, which is currently 15,000+, and has accumulated for the past 22+ years on eBay.

PLEASE CONSIDER OUR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE TEXT.

Shipping insurance is included. Instrument will be boxed in a heavy, new guitar box & will be shipped via USPS Priority or FedEx Ground. Or, this can be picked up locally at our physical bricks and mortar shop in Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Please inquire regarding international shipping rates prior to purchase or making us an offer. This item is subject to prior sale. If you have any interest in purchasing this fine instrument, please feel free to make us an offer. We're full time general antique dealers and negotiating is a large part of our business. Just saying......    

***A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO CLIP WILL BE FORTHCOMING SHORTLY!***


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