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. This is a 1965 P bass in a well-worn Fiesta Red finish. The bass screams road worn and vintage, with a great look and a feel to match. The instrument has seen a long life and has had some touch ups and replacements, including replacement pots, pick-ups, and a refinish. It also appears that the neck may have been replaced as well, and a previous owner had attempted to apply a pre-CBS logo to the headstock. This makes it somewhat difficult to place the date on this guitar, but we know the serial number on the plate puts it in 1965. With a thin, fast neck and a light construction, this bass sounds great and won’t break your back while doing it. There is some wear to the frets, especially between the 1st and 5th frets, that is causing some buzzing. Aside from the frets and the finish, this bass in very good condition, though it is missing its finger rest and chrome bridge cover, but this does nothing to detract from playability. This bass ships in a hard-shell case.
Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz.
7/10 (very good condition) 1965 Made in USA
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