1970 Dan Armstrong Lucite 4-string Bass




Dan Armstrong


Lucite 4-String Bass



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SKU: 13350


Get ready to strap on your platform shoes and get ready to get groovy with this spage-age model that was built from Lucite as part of a collaboration between Dan Armstrong and Ampeg in 1969. These models featured a bolt-on neck, clear lucite body and interchangable pickups. Dan Armstrong was well known in the 1960s as a studio musician and repairman in the New York area. Since 1968, Ampeg hired him to improve some of their guitars and these clear bodied instruments were the result. Here we have an Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Bass, built in 1970 likely at the Ampeg facility in Linden, New Jersey. It’s a shorter 30 inch scale with 1.6″ nut width, and weights in at 10 pounds. This has a rare Maple neck w/a Fretless Ebony fingerboard (could be dark Brazilian Rosewood) has the coolest white side marker4 lines to assist the assisted. There is some wear to the cover of the pickup & its to its very rare black pickgard, the body is in great condition and only exhibits some light scratching, as expected for an instrument of this age. The neck is super straight and plays fantastic w/very low action as many of these sucked to play. Not this one. It is in all original condition and a worthy stage or studio player. An instant hit among rock players due to their ultra-cool looks and long sustain, these guitars and basses used clear acrylic polymer, sold as Plexiglass, with innovative interchangeable pickups designed by Bill Lawrence. It’s excellent & comes in its original hard case.