Burns-Weil Fenton Bass – United Kingdom – 1959


Electric Solid Body Single cutaway bass guitar


Mahogany body, glued mahogany neck

Rosewood fretboard

Two Henry Weill single coil pickups


The Fenton was the cheapest model, with an appearance influenced by the popular solid bodies imported from the Far East at the time.
The six-string Fenton was small, but the bass guitar had a larger body and a smaller (75cm/30.5inches long) neck. This specimen has a rosewood fretboard, which was rare since most Fenders had one made of clear lacquered plane wood. The position dots were made from the heads of knitting needles. The pickguard, which accommodated the necessary pickups and knobs, was decorated with a mini pickguard in a contrasting color.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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