So here's the scoop:
Back in the summer of 1979, I spent some time hanging out at the brand new Pittsburgh Guitars store in Bloomfield, with my brother, and the rest of “The Reallys”.
Sometime during that summer of '79, Carl G. sold me a real rarity: a late 60’s Guild Jetstar bass (as played by Peter Tork of the Monkees).
The bass is Serial number 339… if I read their website correctly, this is among the last of only 243 made (starting with sn-101)! Sadly, it had been incompletely refinished when I bought it, and has never been properly finished since. But I do love it. The guitar has been used pretty sparingly over the past 28 years, as “real life” intruded. But it has been with me from Pittsburgh to North Carolina to Washington DC, to St. Louis area… Last October, however, I noticed a crack in the headstock!! No idea when it occurred, or how. I’ve been afraid to use it since, but haven’t gotten it looked at, either… Attached is a photo of the damage. Note the replacement tuning pegs (I do still have the originals)…
How’s that for a history, if not a story??