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Due to various tedious household repairs sadly it's time to sell my old Wal Custom. It's been in my family since around March 1982 and is unmodified.

It's a fretless 4-string in African walnut with an ebony fingerboard. It's generally in very good condition and plays very well. It has a few small dings and the lacquer has gone cloudy in a few places, which only really shows up in natural light, but considering it's approaching 40 years old it's really nice. 

The electrics work perfectly and were overhauled by Pete the Fish in around 2003.

Serial Number is PB1813, it's signed and dated 2/9/80 by Wal himself and includes the original brown Wal case. 

Feel free to ask any questions, I can also take more detailed pics of any specific parts. 

I'm in mid Wales but do travel a fair bit, and I'm asking for £3750. 

Cheers, Julian

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That's something really special! What a beautifull Wal & a true piece of history. That letter is just hilarious, good old Pete. Bless him.

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Brings back memories 😍

I remember Selling this bass to Penny in early 80’s. 

I recorded a few jingles on it back in the day. 

Glad you have looked after it. 

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Wow that's awesome, I often wondered whether it was originally built for you, as it had your name on the neck! Hope you're keeping well, and I assume you're still playing? 

I'm sorry to say Penny lost her battle with cancer last year.

We were playing in the same band when she bought the Wal from you in 1982.

It really was her pride and joy, and a big part of her identity for all those years. The fact that she had a fretless Wal Custom and a knackered Hillman Imp proved that she had her priorities in the correct order. Thanks so much for getting in touch,

Cheers, Julian.

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Sorry to hear of Penny’s battle. So many of my friends and family are affected by that curse. 

I will try and upload a jingle I used the Wal on sometime. 

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