Monday, 5 December 2011

Vintage & Rare guitar of the week: Meazzi Basso Profundo 1962 violin bass
Here's a slightly different take on the much copied and reinterpretated violin bass. From Italy in 1962, this is a Meazzi Basso Profundo, which in keeping with many Italian-built guitars and basses from that era has a beautifully crazily coloured celluloid finish to the front of the body.

Fetish Guitars tells us that:
Meazzi is one of the most popular labels of musical instruments in Italy, set in Milan rather than in the Castelfidardo area like the Eko & Co. It produced also drums and distributed a range of imported brands until few years ago.
Some late 50s/early 60s Meazzi guitars were produced with assistance from Wandré Pioli, who of course went on went on to produce his own idiosyncratic series of guitars and basses in partnership with Athos Davoli.

This bass is currently being offered for sale via Vintage & Rare, priced at €695.

G L Wilson

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