This mostly original 1969 bass was being offered in August 2013 by Roman Guitars of Las Vegas for $2,495. Although the aluminum volume knob is missing and ditto for one of the strap pins, the rest seems very intact. Price includes a gig bag as the OEM case is unfortunately gone.
Fast forward to February 2020, and D357A is now on offer at Cream City Music in Milwaukee with an asking price of $1,999. True 1969 bass, and we always recommend working with a reputable dealer who stands behind what they sell. Nice to see that the original thumb rest is still here as they typically go missing.
Cosmetic Condition: Good honest play wear with any authentic vintage vibe - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches & some finish wear. There are some chips/cracks in the top of the pickup, but that only adds to the vintage charm of the bass.
Neck: Nicely rounded maple neck with dark rosewood fingerboard & white dot inlays.
Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear & plenty of life in them. Schaller tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 30 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Contoured, clear lucite body. Top-loading bridge with simple wooden & saddle. Single-ply faux wood pickguard with Dan Armstrong Ampeg logo. Wood thumb rest. Bass weighs 9 lbs 12.9 oz.
Pickup: Single-coil "blade" pickup with master volume & tone controls. Pots date to '69 & all electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included.