UK’s Oldest Surviving Solid Bass Guitar!

Posted on: 4th April 2019

1958 Supersound Short Scale Bass

Played here by David Greenaway, the Supersound Short Scale Bass is the oldest surviving solid bass guitar made in the UK!!

This extremely rare bass guitar was built by Jim Burns with electrics by Alan Wootton and dates from early autumn 1958.

This is almost identical to the first bass made for Teddy Wadmore of the Ted Taylor Four and used by him on TV’s Jack Jackson show in that year.

More information on this important bass guitar can be found in the Supersound Single Cutaway Bass section of the Notable British Guitars page.

If you’re interested in Supersound, the makers of Supersound guitars and amps, the Supersound website has a host of carefully researched information on the company.