WAL Mk1 Bass (1983, Custom, Black, Ex Nena)

This WAL bass started its life as an initially fretless Geddy Lee model bass commissioned in all-black with gold hardware by Jürgen Dehmel of the band Nena, part of the 1980s music stream “ Die Neue Deutsche Welle” or Germany’s New Wave, Nena became worldwide known as the band with the hit song “99 Luftballons”, or known here as “99 Air Balloons”. The serial number W2053, can be found in the WAL database as being made in 1983 for Juergen Dehmel, Nena. A sticker detailing his info is attached to the case. As such the bass has been played on recordings and in live appearance throughout 1983-1986 with Nena.