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- Jun 16, 2008
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surely someone at Warwick would help with something like that? It’s hardly going to hurt sales if the old ones are mythologised a bit... works ok for fender!
For sure! I'll definitely send HP a quick message about specific, historical info on the oldies at HQ...and what are the earliest ones that HP still has. Maybe try to convince him to snap some Pro detailed pics...like he does with Custom Shop basses today. If I'm not mistaken, they do a detailed photo shoot of each CS bass these days; as part of the experience for the buyer. Why not just throw those early historical examples to the photographer and say, have at it!
We've seen some very low numbers out in the wild in the last few years.
-Nobby #15 '83 (fretless), just sold out of Sheffield a few months back.
Streamer #4 (I think) paddlehead, showed up for sale on the Heads Up thread, maybe 1.5 years ago. It even had the unique inlay on the headstock. Some sort of fancy design, that I thought was a custom mod. Turns out, I think it was indeed original, as I recall seeing the same engraving/inlay in a vid or pic in Warwick HQ. There it was. Mind blown. Haha.
Thumb #3 fretless (page #2 of this thread) was for sale in the States last year (Nashville). The olnly Thumb other than the original advert Thumbs, to have straight tuners (that I know of). Pretty cool.
I mention these, because I'm curious if HP made it a point to keep #1 of each model, or did he sell them?
Anybody know if a #1 from the 80's (or anytime) has ever been seen in the wild?