Fender Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1982)

Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1982)

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Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1982), made in Fullerton, California, serial # S905820, sunburst polyester finish, ash body, maple neck, original black tolex hard shell case.

This is a nice example of an end-of-the-CBS era Fender Precision bass, with the period-specific combination of an ash body and a traditional 3-color sunburst finish, black 3-ply pickguard with upper thumbrest and serial number decal on the headstock. By this point, CBS had Fender on life support getting ready to divest the operation, but the factory was still working and instruments were being assembled and sold. The serial # decal on this bass would generally indicate 1979-80, but the internal markings (including 1981 pots) indicate assembly in early '82. The Precision had long proved its hardiness as a design by this point, and this is still a fine player, not as heavy as some Fender Basses from the '70's. The sound is bright and punchy with the typical Precision midrange growl, which many modern basses never seem to capture.
 
Overall length is 46 in. (116.8 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 34 in. (864 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). This bass remains in nicely original condition with some light typical play wear, just scuffing and small dings overall. The pickguard shows a repair through the jack, as is very typical on Precision Basses. The bridge bell cover is still intact, the center handrest missing; the strap buttons are older Straploks (with a nice matching strap included) otherwise complete and ready to keep the low end rolling. Includes an excellent if late example of the old classic Tolex Fender HSC, not the flimsy plastic issue more commonly seen by this point. Excellent - Condition.