Friday, 12 July 2013

Proof that it really exists! The LaBaye 2x4 LONGSCALE bass...
Now here's a bass that was only ever rumoured to exist; it's a longscale version of the now legendary LaBaye 2x4 bass. I'm so excited to have found proof that it actually does exist. Legend has it that one "one or two" were made, most of the 2x4 basses being very short scale.

We've previously looked at the LaBaye shortscale bass here and the six string guitar here and here.

The LaBaye 2x4 guitars and basses were a relation of the Wurlitzer-branded guitars, built in the same Holman-Woodell factory in Neodesha, Kansas in 1967, .

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $4,500.

EDIT: Re-listed with a Buy It Now price of $3,500 (14 July 2013)

G L Wilson

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  1. 4000€ or more for a (I hope good) neck screwed on a tiny peace of wood with two pickups. Even if it's "History" it sounds ridiculous compared to all the beautiful instruments available an Ebay.

    1. Well, if you analyse it like that, yes, but surely the whole point of a vintage guitar is that it is worth more than the sum of its parts.



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