Classic Shergold Marathon Bass - Matching Fretted & Fretless Pair
An original pair of matching, maple neck, fretted and fretless Shergold Marathon 4-String basses.
White with black plates and chrome hardware, standard 34" scale, serial No's - 6078 (fretted) and 6448 (fretless).
Some lacquer cracking but good condition for 40 years old!
"The Shergold set-up is aggressively British. The Company was established by two craftsmen, experts in their respective fields who were to an extent frustrated by building a wide variety of guitars under trade names. They decided, in popular jargon, to do their own thing...to make instruments which would embody the results of their comprehensive experience...to prove that "Britain can make it" and at a price which will benefit the consumer."
Shergold Dealer Leaflet, 1977
A selection of Shergold reviews and promo material from way, way back in the day (click on the photos for an expanded view).
For more information, check out the archives at the superb SHERGOLD GUITARS website.