The 'Lectra (1,
was a copy of 1930's Aria violin bass (similar to Paul McCartney's). It was a hollowbody w/ no f-holes, Cremona brown finish, 1 neck pickup, bolt on neck,22-fret rosewood fretboard, covered bridge/tailpiece, volume and tone controls, elevated pickguard, originally had the plastic logo, changed in 71 to decal. Earlier versions in the 60's had 2 pickups and a plastic logo (1,
2). There did exist a hollow version of the bass
The bass was also availible in black (1,
In 1971 there were the U1970, U1970F (fretless
verison), both were$220. Available from before 1971-about 73/74
Copyright Michael Wright, author of Guitar Stories Vol. 2, and Vintage
Guitar Magazine; used by permission.