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Fender Electric Violin (1958)
Fender Electric Violin (1958), made in Fullerton, California, sunburst lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck, black tolex hard shell case.
One of the rarest 1950's Fender instruments, Leo's Electric Violin was built in extremely small numbers. Originally designed for Bob Wills' Western swing sound, for whatever reason the violin never caught on with Fender customers, despite being a very good design. The body has hollow pockets but is closed with no soundholes, with a proprietary pickup mounted under the bridge. The neck is the standard '50's Fender construction, solid one-piece maple with a maple fingerboard and single-sided headstock. A great sounding electric fiddle, and an amazing Fender collectible.
Overall length is 25 in. (63.5 cm.), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 in. (330 mm.). Width of nut is 7/8 in. (22 mm.). 100% original, very fine overall; some clean repairs to the body edges at the seams and a few finish chips, otherwise little signs of use. Two "dinks" in the Fender logo decal, the larger on the "F". Excellent Condition.
Item # 4725
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