Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision Bass was the first production electric bass ever; a truly revolutionary instrument in its time. Meant to be the counterpart to the Telecaster, the P-bass underwent numerous optimizations during the '50s until taking the form we know well today in 1957. By the time this piece was made in 1958, the standard had become a split coil pick-up, a thinner pickguard, and a wider Strat-style headstock. This particular piece has some considerable wear from a long life of play, but all the issues are aesthetic and in no way affect playability. The one-piece maple neck is quite straight, but the neck lacquer is checking quite a bit. It also appears that the volume pot was replaced with a 1970s pot, but the tone pot is original. It is also likely that it was refinished at some point. This piece of Fender history is in very good condition and ships in a hard-shell case.
7/10 (very good condition) 1958 Made in the USA
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