The Shergold guitar company was formed in 1967 by two former Burns employees in East London. Much like Burns, Shergold were responsible for some of the most recognisable British made instruments of the '60s and '70s, with a range of stylish and contemporary guitars and basses that were affordable when compared with the imported US brands of the time.
This 1974 Shergold Marathon bass is a great example of one of the companies most popular instruments, with a stripped back design and punchy tone. This Mark 1a models features a maple neck and alder body, with a 34" scale length. The body is fitted with a single humbucker pickup, with a round, punchy tone. The Mark 1a models also featured a switchable stereo output, with a pickguard mounted control to engage it.