Decca Bass Guitar 1960s

decca bass


Here is a crazy looking old Decca bass guitar from the 1960’s. It was made in Japan and I suspect it was made by the same folks who made the Teisco Del Rey guitars and some other imports from that era.

decca in case

It features two pickups with rocker switches and controls for volume and tone. It has a plastic guard and a chrome control plate.

decca head stock

As you can see the finish shows some small scratches, nicks and dings but nothing terrible. There is a section of missing binding on the bass side of the fingerboard from the nut to the 5th fret or so (see photos).decca side


One tuner is changed. The neck is REALLY chunky but still comfortable and the small frets are in good shape. Both pickups work and have good output.

decca back

The bass plays and sounds good for an early import, and it definitely looks cool. So while it may not replace your Fender or other more modern bass it’s still fun to play and eye catching.

decca 1960 bass

It comes in the black chipboard case you see in the photos. The case is Very worn but is The Original Case .