This is one of two vintage Fender basses we have from him. The bass is a rare Fender factory natural stripped finish with matching factory stamps of "2063" on the body and neck, which has a date of 1-57. The body cavity still has some of the original Blond paint, which was the only color on Precision basses made during this era.This bass is in extraordinary condition for its 65 years of age and has had the same artist owner for the past 45 years. It is extremely rare to get an artist owned bass from this era with provenance. Harper famously stars in the music video for Stealers Wheel's global mega-hit "Stuck In The Middle With You" which was the song played for the main scene in Quentin Tranatino's debut film "Reservoir Dogs" and is the theme song for the Netflix hit series Grace & Frankie. Harper performed and recorded with many big artists in the 70's and 80s. He was the bassist and backing vocals for Deep Purple & Whitenake singer David Coverdale on his solo album White Snake, which led to the creation of Whitesnake.
His playing was sampled on the Everlast hit album White Ford Sings The Blues. " Harper was a member of Juicy Lucy alongside Micky Moody - the band had an immediate hit song "Who Do You Love? He was also a member of Gonzalez and had a.Chart hit "Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" where he features in the music video with the other Precision bass of his we have. He was the bass player for American blues guitar legend Freddie King, one of the "three kings" of blues guitar alongside Albert King and B. Harper was a member of Olympic Runners who had a chart hit "Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is" and did the theme song for the movie "The Bitch" starring Joan Collins. This incredible piece of Fender history is part of the world famous instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TWITCH and YouTube!
It's in exceptional condition for a 65 year old instrument. You are welcome to collect the bass in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at postcode SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station. Collection available by appointment, just call 07455 251112 for WhatsApp & international. Thank you for your support!