|duke12 ||01-31-2013 10:35 AM |
1954 Fender Precision
I bought this bass and had it refinished by Bluesman Vintage. It was a fugly picnic-bench red stain, and I had them bring it back to the proper butterscotch.
Bass has a 12-54 Tadeo Gomez neck. This era body got the forearm and belly contours around that time, so I figure it's a 54 or 55. Pots look right, cap is replaced, knobs are right. Bridge has a super low serial number on it. Pickup looks like it was rewound in 84 - maybe by the factory? Has a typical repaired E-tuner crack that Bluesman made sure was stable. The original guard was gone when I got it, but she has a nice replacement on there now. Tugbar was gone. Covers are repros. Tuners are all original and functional but all are bent slightly.
She's not a museum quality piece by any stretch of the imagination, but she plays and sounds great, and let's face it - you just don't see these that often. When you do find a refin, it's $6500.
Given the tuners and the missing guard, I'm going to start this at $5600 with insured shipping included. I will entertain reasonable offers and serious trades - vintage basses only, please.... 2/17 dropping this to $5250 shipped.
Full set of pix here: http://s869.photobucket.com/albums/a...cpZZ1QQtppZZ24
|Lublin ||01-31-2013 10:59 AM |
|Philonius ||01-31-2013 11:02 AM |
Even the strings have mojo.
|Jaymi ||01-31-2013 11:52 AM |
I remember seeing this body at the shop with the old finish....It looks incredible now!!!
|duke12 ||02-01-2013 08:42 AM |
Yeah, much better than that red....
|Jaymi ||02-01-2013 08:52 AM |
|duke12 ||02-23-2013 08:36 AM |
|natemcbride ||02-23-2013 08:56 AM |
|duke12 ||03-03-2013 05:50 PM |
|Gecko 5 ||03-03-2013 07:12 PM |
I just read a book last week about 51 -57(?) P's.
That TG is suppose to be like the Holy Grail.
That crack by the E tuner is VERY common on those basses.
|lfmn16 ||03-03-2013 07:53 PM |
That is one sweet bass!
|svtbass ||03-04-2013 07:43 AM |
This is the beotchy step-sister to mine, TG sig and E-crack included. Tadeo's necks are a piece of artcraft that almost seem to play themselves. It's da bomb and this is a steal. Somebody should jump and run fast.
I've done biz with Duke several times: great guy.
Super neat bass.
|NE4TT ||03-04-2013 08:46 AM |
Beautiful bass! What a flamed neck!
Good luck with your sale.
|lmfreeman9 ||03-04-2013 09:50 AM |
What does it sound like?
|duke12 ||03-04-2013 12:12 PM |
Sounds like Keith Ferguson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
|duke12 ||03-07-2013 11:34 AM |
|duke12 ||04-28-2013 10:00 AM |
This bass is still available.
"If you have the means, I'd highly recommend picking one up...."
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