"I've no idea what it's worth!" laughs sometime Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons, when discussing the famous Fender Jazz with which he played the 1969 Woodstock festival. Well, perhaps we can help Leo find out: he's planning to put the bass up for sale, after half a century of service at the front line of rock. "It's worn, of course, but it's in wonderful condition, with hardly anything done to it over the years apart from a refret. I used to polish it every night. I want it to go to a collector who will understand its true value, especially since it's a 62, bought the year it was made, and that it's 50 years since I played it at Woodstock."

He goes on: "It's too valuable to take on the road: whenever I do, it worries the crew terribly. You wouldn't give it to a baggage handler, or at least I don't! It sounds and plays great, so it would be absolutely at home in a studio."

Interested parties can email Leo at his personal email address: leolyonsbass@gmail.com. Good luck!


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