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Kingston 500/1 Violin Bass

Kingston 500/1 Violin Bass Late 60s Faded Sunburst

Bass Guitar 4-Strings Vintage pre-1980
KINGSTON
Instruments
previously produced in Japan between 1958 and 1967. Distributed in
the U.S. by Westheimer Importing Corporation in Chicago, IL.
Kingston 500/1 Violin Bass @bestinbassguitars.com
The
Kingston brand name was used by U.S. importer Westheimer Importing
Corporation in Chicago, IL. Jack Westheimer, who was one of the
original guitar importers and distributors, later went on to become
president of Cort Musical Instruments in Northbrook, IL. The Kingston
trademark was used on a product line of acoustic and solid body
electric guitars, electric bass guitars, banjos, and mandolins
imported into the U.S. market during the 1960s. It has been estimated
that 150,000 guitars were sold in the U.S. during the 1960s. Some of
the earlier Kingston guitars were built in Japan by either the Teisco
company or Guyatone. Source: Michael Wright, Guitar
Stories, Volume One.
origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod
Japan late bolt Violin