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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Doyle Holly bass



Sep 8th, 2016 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! I like this P-bass.

Anyone knows anything about this one?
I belive this is back in 1968, and the name of the player is Doyle Holly.
What do you think about the colour? Silver sparkle?
Maple cap neck?


The bass

Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Sep 8th, 2016 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Do a search for the info on the guitars. The bass was most likely made to match the ones made for Buck Owens & Don Rich. Lots of info out there. Would have been made to prevailing methods of the day at Fender, i.e. maple capped.

Fender custom made “sparkle” Telecasters. No Fender Custom Shop in those days. It's always been said that these were created with ground mirrors in the paint.


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The Plankster of Love
Sep 8th, 2016 06:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

They had a few of them!!!

Gold sparkle Jazz

(This message was last edited by rwb at 08:03 PM, Sep 8th, 2016)


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 8th, 2016 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

The legendary Don Rich on "sparkle" Fender Telecaster. From what I remember about what Danny has shared, Don and Buck helped Fender develop the famous sparkle finish.

Original 60s examples of this finish are rare.

My daughter, who lives in Tumwater, Washington, leases an apartment three blocks from the neighborhood were Don grew up. As luck would have it, his house is still there.

The singing group, The Fleetwoods, are also from Tumwater.



Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 8th, 2016 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love the guitars.

You can have the clothes.



uncle stack-knob
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united kingdom

Sep 9th, 2016 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I guess the clothes are required in order to calm down the impact of the guitars maybe.......


Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Sep 9th, 2016 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile  


Maybe . . .


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