Greetings and welcome to our fine collection of vintage bass guitars! Here at Empire we specialize in high quality vintage and used instruments in every price range. From high dollar vintage collectibles to American built professional gigging instruments to quality starter and mid priced guitars, we have it all! Vintage Fender Bass Guitars,  Gibson, Guild, Hofner, Ampeg, Rickenbacker and so much more. We are always adding new guitars to our inventory so check back frequently!

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      1960's Goya Panther II Bass Guitar with Original Hardshell Case

      This Italian-made bass is a rare bird straight out of the 1960s with a fantastic and unique sound. The space-age inspired offset body sports a super cool cherry burst finish. This bass is in good shape & it comes with the original oddly shaped hard-shell case.

      $1,499.99

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      1968 Fender Coronado Bass II

      Built as an upgrade to the Coronado I, the Coronado II Bass added binding to the F-holes, block inlays, and a second pickup at the bridge position. The Coronado II Bass used a Maple body and neck and a Rosewood fingerboard. This vintage Fender sounds great, plays great & has a lot of old school mojo.

      $1,700.00

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      1968-1970 Kustom K 200 Bass with Original Case

      Best known for their iconic Tuck and Roll amplifiers, Kustom briefly produced a line of guitars and basses. Made in 1968 and 1969, these unique and rare instruments featured a semi-hollow body of unusual design—the front and back were made separately, hollowed out, then joined together. They have been called the love-child of a Mosrite and a Rickenbacker.

      $1,550.00

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      1973 Fender Jazz Bass

      The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Precision Bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut, and two punchy single-coil pickups. The Jazz Bass evolved in a number of subtle ways throughout the 60s with major changes coming during the CBS Fender buyout of 1965. This bass is solid black with a black pick guard. This Jazz Bass has a maple neck with black block inlays.

      $2,299.99

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      1979 Music Man Sabre

      This particular vintage Music Man Sabre is finished in a beautiful natural gloss and it plays and sounds wonderful! This bass comes with a non-original hard shell case

      $2,499.99

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      1979 Vantage VP795B Bass Guitar

      This rare high quality Vantage VP795B was made in Japan in 1979 and it features a neck-through body construction, beautiful woods, lots of tone capabilities & the original hardshell case.

      $449.99

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      1980 Fender Jazz Bass

      The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Precision Bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut, and two punchy single-coil pickups. This particular Jazz bass has a beautiful natural finish and a black pickguard with Chrome hardware. This instrument has a fully bound rosewood neck and it also has the original bridge cover & the second chrome pickup cover.

      $2,599.99

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      1980 Guild B-301 Bass with Original Case

      The Guild B-301, produced for a few short years between 1977 and 1981, is one of the most iconic Guild basses. The offset body is well-proportioned and has a distinctive look that screams rock and roll.

      $999.99