Late 1963 early ‘64 Sunburst Precision Bass is sometimes all you need. And this is a lovely, rare original blonde refin with a super ash body. We certainly do not see many of these and it is a nice day when we do...
The workhorse bass that formed the backbone to hits from Motown to the Clash and beyond, the Precision Bass is bass guitar, the Genesis of amplified low register and the blue print for the instrument for years to come.
This bass looks great. The refinish has been done very sympathetically and looks authentic and in fact if you compare it to the plethora of original blonde Teles we have here there is no difference. There is no real wear though there are a few knocks and bumps.
The neck has all original finish and parts with a wonderfully light hue and shows only a few signs of wear, managing to survive without any real serious marks. The fretboard is also immaculate and the frets have plenty of life left in them.
The original pick guard had shrunk slightly over the years. The jack socket has a large washer as it's been damaged at some stage.
The hardware is in good condition. The bridge shows some signs of corrosion but not too serious. Both covers are in great condition
Electronically everything looks correct though the volume pot has ben changed and a couple of the solder joints look as though they might have been reheated
The bass comes with a correct and rare blonde Tolex hardshell case only available from Fender in 1963.
The bass has been used for many years by a world class player who used it on many sessions and on many big stages across the planet. It has been expertly set up and is one of the best playing and sounding P Basses we have ever had here. This bass delivers the right blend of growl and round full tone with authority without any need for bells or whistles. Just what you want!
They don’t all make it this far and its so nice to find one that’s in this condition. With looks and tone like this, it won’t be here long….