Staccato MG Bass

1985 Staccato MG bass with case.

Pat Townshend designed this magnesium alloy Staccato bass featuring a neck and bridge system that could be swapped out.

This bass features Kent Armstrong custom-made pickups, special T-clamp tuning pegs and a unique bridge with a fine-tuning mechanism. The instruments were built in Norfolk, England, in the 1980s by Townshend.

Wyman as well as Chris and Mick Jagger invested in the business.

This is a very rare instrument, as only about 200 were ever made.

Bill used a Staccato bass in the music video for the Rolling Stones single “One Hit (To the Body).”