Fender Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1977)

Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1977)
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Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1977), made in Fullerton, California, serial # S750612, natural polyester finish, ash body, maple neck, black tolex hard shell case.

This Fender Precision Bass is a typical late '70s example with a natural ash body, black pickguard and one-piece maple neck. That neck is built with the 1 5/8" nut width used on Precisions from this decade, which many players fine easier to handle than the 1960s 1 3/4" standard. The serial number decal on the headstock dates to mid-1977 and the pots are from the 27th week of 1976. It has been played but not abused over the past 44 years, showing mostly scuffing to the pickguard as a result. That guard is an old period aftermarket replacement (there is no hole for the not-mounted thumbrest) but the bass remains otherwise original including both chrome covers. At 8.82 (with the covers on) This ash-bodied bass (with the covers on) is lighter and handier than many from this period and is a very smooth player.
 
Overall length is 46 in. (116.8 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 34 in. (864 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.)., 8.82 lbs.

This is a relatively clean bass, complete and original except for the older replacement pickguard and showing just fairly minor wear and tear. The body and neck finish are clean overall with some general scuffing, with just one deeper ding to the face on the bass side lower bout. There is some scuffing to the pickguard and minor wear to the chrome. There are no repairs except the frets have been possibly crowned down a bit flatter than stock some time ago. The foam has been augmented under the pickups to allow them to be properly adjusted for height. This bass is a very nice player, set up with flatwound strings and both covers enhancing its vintage character. The case is period Fender style, but is not an actual Fender case, just a close cousin. Excellent - Condition.