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Wilkins Sgt. Pepper’s Bass

February 16, 2009
Feast your eyes on this—a Pat Wilkins Bass featuring a hand-painted image of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. It took artist Chris Compston two years to finish his rendition; it pays such meticulous attention to detail that it looks like an actual print, until you get very close to it.

The bass has a chambered alder body, maple neck and ebony fingerboard, Nordstrand NJ 4SV pickups and Hipshot bridge and tuners. It is a private work and is not for sale. We encountered it at NAMM.

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Detail photos (c)2009 by Chris Compston Guitar photo (c)2009 by Chris Campbell / Civilized World