For Sale

5-8-76 4-string

5-8-76

Description from the current owner:
“This lined fretless “Battle Bass” is from our personal collection & a very documented early production bass of Carl’s completed on May 8th, 1976 & sold through Gracin’s Music in Hempstead, New York on Long Island, my stomping ground as a kid. My wife & I at the time used to live at Gracin’s as often as possible when I saw my 1st Carl Thompson Bass hanging up new. I thought I’d never be able to afford one. Its original owner, a Mr. Richard Graziadel from Hempstead, put it on layaway on June 9th, 1976 & proceeded to make payments over the next 90 days & on September 9th it was all his! Its Bill of Sale is irreplaceable & a time when Carl was just starting out & finding his way & consigned some basses to Gracin’s & We Buy Guitars in Manhattan. It’s made in the typical Carl design having both traits – it’s lightweight & has a & completely “upright” sound when necessary. This remained in its 1st owners closet thru 2021. My buddy Rick found this gem for me but too many basses I have indeed.”

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$12,495

Please contact Aaron if you are interested in purchasing this instrument.

11-15-75 4-string

11-15-75

Fretless 4-string with mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard, two Schaller 404 passive pickups and walnut veneered headstock.

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$7,000

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1974 4-string

1974 No Serial

1974 Carl Thompson with no serial number, likely the 10th bass built. The electronics feature both a wood covered pick-up (likely an Armstrong) plus a classic P bass pickup.

1974 No Serial

$7,000

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