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Gretsch Committee Bass

solid-bodied electric bass guitar

Model 7629 Committee bass
Available 1976-81?
Scale 34"
Body Walnut
Neck Walnut and maple laminate. Rosewood fingerboard, two per side headstock
Frets 22
Electronics Single Super'Tron pickup with volume and tone control
Hardware Chrome-plated metalwork, clear or black plastic scratchplate
1979 bass price comparison table
Gretsch Committee $525 (1 aug '79)
Gretsch TK300 $325 (1 aug '79)
Ric 4001
Gibson tbird
Gibson grabber/ripper/rd
Fender Precision
Fender Jazz
Guild B301 Kramer? Alembic?

The Gretsch Committee bass, was produced (along with a Committee guitar) in Booneville Arkansas, from 1976 to 1981. It was quite different from any Gretsch bass that had preceded it. The 1970s fashion of un-painted bass guitars with contrasting woods (think Alembic, Kramer etc) was all the rage; in this case solid walnut double cutaway body, with a through maple and walnut neck. The clear finish shows off the wood spectacularly, and a close up image of the Committee guitars adorns the front cover of the 1979 Gretsch catalogue.

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