Except for the replaced pickguard and brass screws holding down the truss rod cover, this bass looks to be in very nice original condition and comes with its OHSC. Sold for $800 on April 30, 2015.
"Here is a really cool Dan Armstrong bass from the late 60’s/early 70’s. This guitar comes to us by way of a local estate, of which we’re privileged to offer this back to the guitar playing community. The serial number on the heel of the neck is hard to decipher as most are due to the truss rod route but we see an “A” and what looks like a “0”. Then, on the side of the heel, it looks to read “D1208A” (the 8 might be a 6). The pot codes on this are 1376920 which date to 20th week of 1969. Overall the body is in tremendously good condition. There’s a few very light marks in the body scattered about but nothing bad. The pickguard, as you can see has been changed from the original, and from removal of it to check the pot codes, it looks like it was custom cut from a pearloid pickguard material (underside is pearloid). We did notice that the tuners are rather stiff, and the keys were moving outward when turning (you can push them back in), so in order to have this playable in a demanding setting, you'll probably want to upgrade them. The setup on this is great, with low action and a great feeling neck. There is minimal fretwear, and it plays great. We plugged this in and were blown away with how awesome this baby sounds! Tons of punch and great clarity, really give this a presence that needs to be on a stage somewhere. We’ll have this tightly packed and fully insured in the case, inside a standard shipping box. Thanks for looking and good luck!"
Q: Have a question about the back of the headstock - from the pics it looks like there's a small hole drilled there - is that correct or just something in the finish?
A: Yeah it's a hole. I actually forgot to mention that in the listing...thankfully the picture shows it. I'm not sure what it's from?
Q: You might also want to mention that someone moved the strap button to the other horn at one point, leaving a hole there as well...
A: I'll update the auction now!