#72-BG bass (left) was unchanged for 1963. This bass was made
from maple, with a clear hand-rubbed finish, with a 25 1/8" short
scale maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Electronics consisted
of two AP-4 pickups with adjustable pole pieces, and volume and tone
controls for each, and a 3-way pickup selector.
included a bone nut, cast metal bridge and tailpiece and plastic
remained the same, with the model #72-BG selling for $125.00, and
the model #82-BG, which was the same as the #72-BG, except for
non-adjustable pickups, selling for $105.00.
#4-BS (right) changed slightly in 1963. The body was
reshaped to more closely match Carvin's other guitars, and the electronics were changed.
Instead of volume and tone for each neck with a 3-way selector
switch, the '63 model had a master volume and tone control, and
on/off switches for each pickup .
The #4-BS sold
for $229.90, and the #5-BS (without adjustable pickups) sold for