It is difficult to overstate the significance of the Fender Precision Bass, an absolutely revolutionary instrument which was introduced in 1951. The Precision Bass can be considered the first true electric bass guitar, and its popularity was hugely influential in the development of country, jazz and rock & roll.
Double cutaway alder solid body
Single-coil split pickup
Tortoiseshell plastic pickguard
34-inch scale length, dot inlays
One volume, one tone control
It was basic, stripped down, totally playable, and it roared. The P Bass totally revolutionized the way musicians approached “the bottom end” from 1951 onward.
This particular P Bass was created in 1974, and finished in the beautiful custom colour of Midnight Wine. It has had a couple of changes including a quality Dimarzio pickup, and a rock solid Badass bridge. It also has some stick-on block decals applied over the original dot neck markers. These could be easily removed by a new owner. It also has a Scratch Pro pad applied to the rear, which again, could easily be removed. All of these changes were made prior to the current owner purchasing the guitar ten years ago.
Apart from that, this P Bass appears to be original and is in great condition.
It has been played professionally, but not for some time. The neck is straight, the truss rod works, the tuners have some lovely aged patina but are rock solid. The back of the neck is clean, and the original nut is in place.
It plays well, and sounds huge. A true original in terms of design and application – a classic instrument awaiting its next journey.
Comes in original hard Fender case.