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 revolutionised the way musicians approached “the bottom end” from 1951 onward.
This particular P Bass was created in Fullerton California in October 1964. It was bought new in Sydney in 1965 by its one owner and has had nothing changed on it except the strings. We’re talking completely original condition, including the often lost bridge cover and string cover plate.
It has been played professionally, but not for some time. The neck is straight, the truss rod works, the tuners look almost new and are rock solid. The bridge and saddles are remarkably clean. The pots and electronics are untouched. The back of the neck has some natural organic wear, and the original nut and frets are in place, sitting on a deliciously dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.
And this one is the very desirable “C” neck – a little more girth for those who want it.
It plays beautifully, and sounds huge. No dead spots, lots of sustain and tons of tone. A true original in terms of design and application – a classic vintage instrument awaiting its next journey.
Comes in its original Australian Stamford hard case in good condition.