Following on from our previous post, here is another example of 1960s Italian luthiery.
From what I am able to work out, Bartolini produced guitars under the brandname Dega on behalf of Alberto Morbidoni, accordion-makers of Castelfidardo, for export into the USA.
This Dega Safari Bass appears to be a model that not even Fetish Guitars have pictured on their excellent website. In fact, stylistically it is more similar to the Eko Cobra than any of the other Bartolini guitars pictured.
This particular bass, still located into Italy, is currently listed on eBay with a starting price of €499.
G L Wilson
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