Geddy Lee continued his tour of rare bass guitars today, paying a visit to Norm's Rare Guitars in Los Angeles with his bass tech Scully. Norm's posted a 2.5-minute video of Geddy's visit to YouTube as seen here (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net). In the video they talk about how Ged had purchased guitars from Norm in the past, including one used on the last tour - a bass originally owned by Jimmy Bryant's bass player Rue Barclay as pictured in this Instagram post. Earlier this week Geddy posted a photo of himself to Instagram holding John Entwistle's legendary Frankenstein Fender Precision Bass. Prior to this, Ged visited UK-based vintage guitar shop Guncotton Guitars to purchase a mint 1960 Hofner 500/1 bass guitar as seen in this photo. Back in January Geddy purchased a 1961 Hofner 191 double-neck which he showed off in this Instagram post.
One last P-Bass for the night. This one of a kind, 1959 Fender Precision Bass was custom ordered for bassist Rue Barclay who played with Jimmy Bryant. This original Olympic White over Sunburst finish featured a gold anodized pickguard, maple neck and matching headstock, and was ordered to match Jimmy's '59 Jazzmaster with the same appointments. A matching gold anodized guard Mandocaster completed the set. Matching headstock on Fender bass does not become an option on custom colors until 1962, and typically only on Jazz bases. I sold this bass a couple years back to the one and only Geddy Lee who used it nightly on #Rush 40th Anniversary Tour. How rad is that??!!!!?!! @geddyimages @normansrareguitars