vintage bass guitar

’59 Happy Days Bass Guitar

Funny story. This particular instrument was originally designed for personal use in a Happy Days musical production based on the famous TV-series Happy Days, starred by Ron Howard.

However I happened to showcase it to a few potential clients and it got sold immediately. Finally I ended up making quite a few versions of this vintage bass guitar.

This bass guitar is an excellent choice, when you want that look, feel and sound of the late 50’s

– Ari Kataja

Technical information

Body:
Select American alder

Colour:
Fiesta Red over Desert sand

Neck:
Birdseye maple 7,25″ radius madagascar rosewood f-board

Pickups:
Kataja Vintage Precision, Heavy Formvar

Tuners:
Gotoh vintage

Pickguard:
Fender Pure Vintage 1958 Anodized Gold

Electronics:
CTS pots, PIO cap